CEO Zdenka Infeld speaks about the search for the perfect sound
A few weeks ago a journalist of the Austrian magazine "Die Wirtschaft" came by our production facilities to conduct an interview with our CEO Zdenka Infeld. The result is a lovely article about the history of Thomastik-Infeld, the ongoing challenges in the search for the perfect sound and why "a little dash of crazy" is definitely an advantage when working in string manufacturing.
Click here to get to the article (only in German).
Article about the "Hidden Champion" Thomastik-Infeld
In August 2016 a journalist from the Austrian newspaper "Kurier" came to our production facilities in Vienna's 5th district to speak with our CEO Zdenka Infeld about the history of Thomastik-Infeld and the rise from a two-man-show to the world's market leader in string-making.
"My language is understood all over the world." - Joseph Haydn
The Haydn String Trio was founded in the summer of 2016 by the three friends, Echo Klassik Award winner Yury Revich (violin), Wolfgang Wölfer (viola) and Orfeo Mandozzi (violoncello). It is named after Joseph Haydn who is not just considered the father of the string quartet, but also composed the first known string trio in 1765.
Global Music Awards honour album "The Blue Road"
Congratulations to the Thomastik-Infeld artist, Grammy nominee and world renowned Electric Contrabass Guitarist Juan García-Herreros aka “Snow Owl”, who has made history once again with his most recent masterpiece “The Blue Road”.
On September 20th the Global Music Awards have announced their nine Gold Medal finalists. Amongst the winners is Snow Owl’s latest CD production “The Blue Road”. The album received two golden medals in the categories of “World Jazz” and “Best Album”.
Igudesman & Joo release their new CD feat. John Malkovich
The Thomastik-Infeld endorsed duo Igudesman & Joo realease their new album "You just have to laugh" on September 19th. Violin virtuoso Aleksey Igudesman and amazing pianist Hyung-ki Joo are known for their entertaining music and performances which are always full of surprises.Enjoy the Cd - it will be available on Amazon and iTunes and of course in stores!
The Quartetto di Cremona released their new CD!
The Quartetto di Cremona just released their new CD Beethoven Vol. VI Complete String Quartets on July 23rd, you can have a little "pre-listen" here at audite.de.
The Quartet, consisting of violinists Cristiano Gualco and Paolo Andreoli, violist Simone Gramaglia and cellist Giovanni Scaglione, will continue their tour across Europe in late August. You can find the dates here.
Ray Chen has raised $80.000 for an under-resourced afterschool music program
Ray Chen is a true "Musical Hero": Through the online platform Generosity and a benefit concert in Philadelphia, Ray Chen raised almost $80.000 for his first "Musical Heroes" Charity Project. Amazingly, he reached almost four times his original target of $20.000. "Play on, Philly", an after-school music programm from instrumental teacher Stanford Thomson, serving more than 300 underprivileged schoolkids in the Philadelphia area, will receive the money.
New Peter Brendler CD 'Message in Motion' out July 15th
Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist Peter Brendler releases his new CD Message in Motion on Friday, July 15th. The album picks up where "Outside the Line" left off and contains seven new original compositions as well as covers of compostions by Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane and Elliott Smith. It features Rich Perry, Peter Evans, Vinnie Sperrazza and special guest, Ben Monder.
The cd release concert is going to be held at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City on July 16th.
Violinist Robert Lakatos is now official member of the Thomastik-Infeld family
Serbian violinist Robert Lakatos has signed an endorsement contract with Thomastik-Infeld. He has been playing Peter Infeld and Vision Solo for many years and we are excited that he is now part of our Thomastik family.
Robert Lakatos is currently studing with Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist Julian Rachlin at Konservatorium Wien.
Dieter Ilg named "Instrumentalist of the Year National Bass"
The German Phono-Academy announced the winners of this years ECHO Jazz on April 19th. We are very happy to congratulate German double bass player Dieter Ilg for being named "Instrumentalist of the Year National Double Bass/Bass Guitar". After winning the award in 2011 and 2014 for "Othello" and "Parsifal", he was now honored for "Mein Beethoven".
Dieter Ilg plays Thomastik-Infeld Spirocore strings and has been a Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist since 2007.