VSA 2014: Broken record

This year, the VSA held its instrument competition. Once the winners were announced and the competition room opened, everyone stormed in and got their grubby hands all over the brand new instruments. Violinists went down the line of 250 violins, playing their favorite golden magic test passages over and over and over. When two approached one another, I fully expected some virtuoso battle to erupt:

competition instrument exhibit

It was as though each one thought they were the ONLY one in the room. Oh right, they’re violinists. 🙂