The Cozio Carteggio

The Cozio Carteggio takes its name from Count Cozio’s notebooks, which form the first historical record of fine instruments and their makers. Each week, the Carteggio publishes features about the string world. They include expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, interviews with leading musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors include Jason Price, Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and many other experts.

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Latest Feature

Bow maker William Watson

Tribute to Bill Watson

Remembering the much-loved British bow maker and expert William D. Watson, who died earlier this year

By Hans Benning

I first met Bill Watson almost 55 years ago just outside of London in Denham, which is where he lived and worked. At that time I was in the midst of building my own career. I had just gotten to Los Angeles and began working with my father-in-law, Paul Toenniges, and my wife, Nancy, at his shop...

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