Way back in the 90s, something clicked for me. After hearing the glorious sounds of a Corelli trio sonata played on period instruments, I knew I had to get my hands on a baroque violin and bow. Not knowing where to turn, I just tuned my modern fiddle down to 415, and choked up on my modern bow. After a while of switching back and forth, taking the chinrest off, and all that, I decided it was time to take the plunge. But I had no idea where to turn.
Cut to 20 years later, after decades in the baroque world, I noticed that many were facing the exact same challenge that I faced: Where to start?
Since launching lamotteviolins.com, I've helped dozens of budding period instrumentalists and colleagues find a good bow and instrument, both imported and domestic. My instruments and bows are affordable, professional-level tools that are used by many of my respected, renowned colleagues.
I'm here to help. Send me a message, and I'll do my best to help answer any questions.