claudia fritz

VSA 2014: Claudia’s Nightmare

claudia fritz paris experiment nightmare

Claudia Fritz is one of the designers of the Paris experiment, the double-blind test of preference of old Italian violins and newly made violins. Its results made a few people angry, with implications such as newly made instruments sound just as good as Strads, and professional violinists can’t tell the difference by playing in a room or concert hall.

Some more official back story:

Personally, I’m very happy this experiment happened. Then again, I’m with the luthiers:

claudia fritz paris experiment results


Either way the results went, people were gonna get angry.