Dear Hans, I am teaching the duport etude number 7 to some students and am referring them, actually mandating them, to watch your excellent demonstration. Your bach is wonderful, too.
You mentioned that you had a new neck installed on your cello. I recently did the same on my cello! I had grown tired of the thinness and narrowness of the neck on my cello. It was also off center and leaning so I felt like I was "falling off " the cello in 4th position. I live in Chicago but took it to one of the best set up persons in the US. His name is Rafael carrabba. My cello turned out much better and seems more stable. We have extreme weather here. I had it done in February so I'll see how the onset of winter treats the cello.
I knew your cello sounded Italian.it is a relief that your repair turned out well. Who did the work? Are you in Berlin?
Hello, thank you for your interest in the cello-academy and for the kind compliments. Indeed my cello is Italian, but nobody knows the maker. The experts think that it might be about 250 years old, but who knows? I just had a major reconstruction of the neck and the bridge (was far to low) and got it back two days ago. Thank god, it went all right and I am trying to get used to my new instrument now. Sounds much better and is much easier to handle!
All the best for you and kind regards