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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Westport Reads Concludes Image
In the final event for Westport Reads 2007 Wednesday night, John Marchese (r), author of “The Violin Maker,” spoke about the craft and also introduced master violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz.  Zygmuntowicz was the figure at the center of the book, which focuses on his building a violin for Eugene Drucker, of the Emerson String Quartet, to rival the Stradivarius that Drucker now plays. For Westport Reads 2007, Westporters read “The Soloist” by Mark Salzman and the Westport Public Library sponsored a number of events throughout March that were inspired by the book. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jayne Gottschalk for


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The interaction between the two men, as well as the audience turned out to be one of the most stimulating sessions of Westport Reads 2007….

Marchese’s Book is extremely readable and and brought violin making and its history to life…......

In many respects this Book was of greater interest to me than THE SOLOIST and learning about 21st century artist/master vlolin maker Zygmuntowicz was extremely rewarding….................

ron malone

Posted by ron malone on March 30, 2007 at 12:40 AM | #

p.s. Marchese’s resemblance to a young Roy Orbison (one of my favorites) is startling…............

ron malone

Posted by ron malone on March 30, 2007 at 12:48 AM | #