Violin Crafted By Los Angeles Violinmaker Eric Benning Shown at Modern Masters Exhibition


Eric Benning, distinguished violinmaker at Los Angeles-based violin shop Benning Violins, is one of almost 50 modern master violinmakers chosen whose finely crafted instruments went on exhibit in New York at the Contemporary Violinmakers Exhibition.

Los Angeles, CA (I-Newswire) December 13, 2012 - Eric Benning, distinguished violinmaker at Los Angeles-based violin shop Benning Violins, is one of almost 50 modern master violinmakers chosen whose finely crafted instruments went on exhibit in New York at the second annual Contemporary Violinmakers Exhibition.

A fine, master violin crafted by Los Angeles-based violinmaker Eric Benning was exhibited in New York City at the 2nd annual Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition presented by Reed Yeboah Fine Violins. The exhibit, which features violins made by many of the world's finest violinmakers, was housed in a spectacular penthouse venue featuring views of Central Park and Times Square.

Benning crafted the violin in 2011, a superb and powerful solo instrument based on a renowned violin by famed Italian violinmaker Antonio Stradivari. It was one of over fifty master violins included in the exhibit that were made by modern masters like Benning, Roger Hargrave, Nathaniel Rowan and Giancarlo Arcieri.

According to Julie Reed-Yeboah who organized the exhibition, "the idea behind the exhibition is to wow people to see what is available. I've been representing modern makers for quite some time, " says Reed-Yeboah. "Most of the instruments were made in the last year. We're having kind of a renaissance of violinmaking."

Eric Benning is a third generation violinmaker from the prestigious American violinmaking heritage of Carl Becker Sr. from Chicago. Eric was born into a family with a rich tradition of craftsmanship that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Beginning his training at the age of 9, Eric completed his first instrument before he was even a teenager.

Working in a shop where his grandfather, Paul Toenniges, his father, Hans Benning, and his mother, Nancy Benning, were all very accomplished makers and experts in restoration, Eric received training of the highest level in both new making and the art of fine restoration. Eric continued his training with his second cousin, Carl Becker Jr. while studying violinmaking in Wisconsin. Eric now crafts violins, violas and cellos out of his shop, Benning Violins, a mainstay institution on the West Coast providing repair service and sales of fine instruments to the Southern California classical music scene.

Instruments that Eric has made are being played by some of the top professional musicians, both in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. His violins are made on multiple models including Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Balestrieri.

"I am extremely honored to have my violin included among so many modern luminaries of violinmaking," said Benning. "It is largely due to the efforts of individuals like Julie Reed-Yeboah, whose shop sponsored this exhibit, that musical artists of all calibers are realizing that modern makers are closing in on the few last remaining mysteries of what made the Italian master violins so great." 'There's a lot of young makers here who are coming up and will probably be the future's greatest violinmakers," observed Reed-Yeboah.






About Benning Violins

Benning Violins in Los Angeles has a long tradition of expert service and meeting the needs of music   More..ians - from the beginner to the professional - since 1953. For three generations, the Benning family name has been synonymous with the making of fine, master-crafted violins, violas and cellos. Fine instruments crafted by Eric Benning are owned and played by a number of premier players, concert performers and recording artists. Benning Violins has the largest catalog of fine instruments for sale on the West Coast.Less..

Contact Information

Benning Violins
Nathan Weiss
11340 Ventura Blvd.
91604
Phone : (818) 762-1374

Tags:

Shop   violin   los   angeles   benning  

Published in:

Art & Entertainment

Published On:

December 13, 2012

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.


Related Releases

New Jersey Girls Publish Humorous Sports Playbook
Find out what happens when football and fashion collide. A book of American football terms defined with a comical twist that includes beauty, dating, fashion, friends, men, money, sex, and shopping.

Improve the Movie Watching Experience
Many people are fond of watching movies in the original language. Indeed, there are many advantages of watching undubbed movies. While hearing the original language of heroes, we can better feel the atmosphere and emotions of the film.

Massive WWE® Presence at Philadelphia Comic Con To Include Cena, Batista, Sammartino, Bella Twins
WWE® Superstars John Cena® & Batista™, WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ make up the largest WWE® presence ever at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-22. The list spans multiple generations with guests on

How London Bouncy Castle Hire Aims At Catering To Its Clients Better
London Bouncy Castle Hire has been a numero uno choice of a number of bouncy , including event organizers , and casual party arrangers. Now the company offers a number of new services to service its patrons even better.

How Do I Make a Million in My Leisure Time?
Have you ever wondered about earning Rs.10 lakhs in a day? Now you can earn it within a day that too in few hours. The answer to your query is the tournament that is going to be held at IndoRummy.com. Yes, you are right! It is indeed astonishing!