Jan-Hendrik van Rooyen Violins in Gainesville, Florida
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Since 2006 Gainesville Violins has been so organized that Jan could begin to produce his custom-made instruments on a much larger scale. These instruments are available only by special order. You can commission one without any obligation to purchase Read more...
Andrew Blocker Andrew Blocker
Andrew Blocker has been a loyal customer of Gainesville Violins since he obtained his first 1/4-size violin from us. By 2007 he needed a full-size instrument; he had become concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's Read more...
Eric D'Alessandro
Jan made a violin after the 1743 “Haddock” Guarneri del Gesu for Eric D’Alessandro, also in 2007, Eric wrote:"Jan, Thank you so much for this amazing violin! I love its red color and antique appearance - exactly what I wanted. I've Read more...
Suliman Tekalli
Jan made a similar copy of Paganini’s 1742 “Il Cannone” Guarneri del Gesu violin for Suliman Tekalli in Orlando, FL. After playing the Brahms violin concerto on it (in 2007), Suliman wrote:"Jan, The copy of the 'Il Cannone' violin Read more...
Nicolette Solomon Nicolette Solomon
Jan has made a number of custom antique copies for young players at the Suzuki Institute in Dallas. After Joshua Bell brought Jan’s violin, Nicolette Solomon wrote (Executive Director and Strings Specialist at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas, TX) Read more...
Yefim Romanov Yefim Romanov
"Dear Jan: Your cosmetic treatment of the violin is astounding. It truly looks like a 250-year-old Italian masterpiece. I know that the antiqued, distressed appearance is your 'signature' and I love it. It is the most beautiful violin Read more...
Justin Sutton
In December 2007 Jan completed and delivered in person another copy of the 1742 "Heifetz" Guarneri del Gesu for Justin Sutton who is studying with private teachers as well as at the School of Music of the University of Colorado in Boulder. Read more...
Michael Ferri Michael Ferri
In 2006 Jan was commissioned to make a copy of the 1742 "Heifetz" Guarneri del Gesu for Michael Ferri who is currently studying with Paul Kantor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. INDEPENDENT COMMENTATOR: MAXWELL NGAI (picture at Read more...
Scott Gregg Scott Gregg
In 2007 Jan completed a copy of the "D'Egville" Guarneri del Gesu for Maestro Scott Gregg, Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and himself a member of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and a Read more...
Taryn Kunisaki Taryn Kunisaki
Taryn Kunisaki, ex-student of Dr Stephen Sims (see the section above Taryn's) at the Cleveland Institute of Music, is petite and needed a violin with a powerful sound that projects well, so Jan custom-made a 7/8-size Guarneri del Gesu model for Read more...
Joseph Joey Brown Joseph Joey Brown
Joey Brown of Chesapeake VA commissioned Jan to make him a Guarneri del Gesu copy. After long discussions together, they decided on the violin known as the Ex Ole Bull. (Ole Bull was a famous Norwegian violinist, see picture above right.) However, Joey Read more...
Stephan Sims
In late 2007, Jan custom-made a Guarneri copy for Dr Stephen Sims, faculty member at the "Sato Center for Suzuki Studies" at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2004. In March 2008, Dr Sims wrote: "I gave my first of three sonata Read more...
Stephan Fillare Stephan Fillare
Stephan Fillare commissioned a violin from Jan in 2007, while he was a student of Dr. Harold Levin in Orlando, FL. Jan made him a violin inspired by the 1719 Louis Vuitton "Zahn" Stradivarius which is on loan to Laurent Korcia in Paris. Read more...
Joshua Bell Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell wrote to Jan in January, 2008: "I am delighted with the violin you made for me. I am proud to add it to my small but elite collection of violins which includes the famous 1713 Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius. Your violin is powerfully Read more...

 

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