Arcus Viola Bows
|Comments from players about the Arcus Viola Bows:|
Professional Players / Viola
“For several months I am now the happy owner of an Arcus Cadenza gold viola bow. Its elasticity and fast response allow to modulate the tone perfectly. Not only my chamber music partners say that my not very large French viola (40,5 cm) sounds much bigger with it. Due to the excellent balance the weight seems to be just like a violin bow, which makes the alternation between the viola and the violin, which I play mostly, much easier. I will recommend your bows further, also because of their beautiful design.”
Volker Beling, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz "Several colleagues of mine told me that the sound of their carbon fibre bows would be rather weak. In direct comparison with wooden bows it got clear quite fast that with my Cadenza is was just the other way round. The history of music is full of examples where a new technology has replaced an old one, simply because it was better. I believe that "Arcus" is a good candidate for that.
My wife Catherine Mirgain is especially happy about the lightness of the bows and that they are still at least as powerful. This is an especially important factor for violists in an orchestra (e.g. Wagner operas). I totally agree with that."
Paul Fenton, First Solo-viola at the «Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy» and Violist at the Stanislas Quartet. www.ensemble-stanislas.com
"Thank you for Arcus bows. As a violist who has experienced a lot of tendonitis, a lightweight bow such as these is most welcomed… especially when it draws such a deep, full and rich tone from my viola (Geoffrey Ovington, 1983, NY). It is easy to control in various different bowings from spiccato to détaché, and accented beginnings of notes come out with intense clarity. There is a flexibility and responsiveness to this bow which makes my wooden one feel a bit clumsy – as if going from a sports car to a van!"