Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

Events

BJU Cello Choir will perform Monday 3/31/14 at 5:00pm on campus, in the War Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC

Congrathulations Cassidy for winning 2 tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma in October with the Greenville Symphony.

Furman university is hosting this year’s Cellobration. Masterclasses, group classes, and full cello choir rehearsals will be held in anticipation of the gala concert on Saturday night. Event hours are Friday night, September 12 and Saturday from 8:30 am till the concert scheduled at 5:30pm.

Win 2 tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma live performing with the Greenville Symphony by entering our drawing at the lobby of McAlister Auditorium. Drawing will be during the concert that begins at 5:30pm Saturday night the 13th.

Here we are in the lobby, you can’t miss us.

A few celli on the tables awaiting great cellists to play on them.

A few celli on the tables awaiting great cellists to play on them.

Go here to win tickets.

Go here to win tickets.

Here is what we look like from above.

Here is what it looks like from above.

Nice celli there.

Nice celli there.

As a part of the “Spring Concert Series” the Foothills Philharmonic will be performing “Chamber Selections” on:

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

This performance will be at the:

Salvation Army Kroc Center 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

The “Chamber Selections” program is under the direction of Kory Vrieze and this performance is a part of the 2012-2013 “World Travelers” season.

Admission is free.

For more information www.foothillsphil.org.

Joshua Bell

Violinist

at

Peace Center, Greenville

Joshua Bell will perform in Greenville, SC

Where: the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

When: February 24, 2013, 3:00 pm

With: Pianist, Sam Haywood

Playing:

  • Shubert Sonatina in A minor D385
  • Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat
  • Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in D major

Tickets: $45, $55, $65, $75

peacecenter.org

joshuabell.com

5/30 – MEMORIAL DAY

Jim Clinton Violins,
3400 Rutherford Rd Ext.,
Taylors SC

Free admittance to watch, register to compete, and to drink ol’ timey soft drinks.

REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE

10:30 – 11am – Registration of all competitors.
11am – 12pm – Jr. Open Inst. Competition
12pm – 1pm – Adult Old Time Fiddle Competition


Adult Old Time Fiddle – 1 slow tune, 1 fast tune, backup tunes in case of runoff
1st – $100 Cash | 2nd – $75 Cash | 3rd – $50 Cash


Jr. Open Instrumental (15 yrs. and under) – 1 tune, any instrument.
1st – $50 shopping spree | 2nd – $30 shopping spree | 3rd – $25 shopping spree


FOOD AND CULINARY SUSTENANCE

Benny’s BBQ Shack will be selling Hot Dogs, and Chicken or Pork BBQ with sides and sweet tea. Cafe Paulista will provide Fresh Squeezed Brazilian style Amazon Fruit Juices and Smoothies for $2.00 a cup.

JCViolins will provide Root Beer, Pepsi, and Ginger Ale for free.

for contest rules »Read More

Register in advance by calling 864.322.2622 or email jim@jcviolins.com.

 

Huge and Unprecedented Sale

One Day Only

Thursday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day

 

 

 Touch the question, hear the answer.

 

 

Jim Clinton Violins is having a sale?

We are having a 13% off, plus 10% off list price sale. One Day Only, on the day before Valentine’s Day. Fridayday, February 13, 2014

 

How many days will this sale last?

This is a one day only sale. You must be here on February 13 to get these huge discounts on Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses, cases, bows……and more!

 

What is on sale?

Any instrument that we own, and that is in our shop, is discounted 13% plus 10%. Violins, Violas, Celli, and Basses. This is really huge and unprecedented! Special Orders made on that day are included in this sale!

 

Is anything else is on sale?

Yes virtually everything else in Jim Clinton Violins shop is on sale at 10% discount. Therefore, you could purchase a violin at 13% plus 10% discount, add a protective case, and add a lovely pernambuco bow and you will receive 10% off those additional items. This is really huge, and unprecedented!

 

Should I wait till another sale?

Wait? Don’t wait when that perfect violin or cello may be sitting here waiting for you! Someone else will come along and get it, and they will be playing your perfect viola or bass for the rest of your sad, and lonely life. However, if you must wait, surely something will be there waiting for you another day.

 

What if JCV doesn’t have what I need?

Jim Clinton Violins doesn’t have what you need? Shame on them. They got you out of your bed, and off of your couch, and there you stand, on the 13th of February, looking at something you don’t even like. Well, as an outsider, Antonio Scrollivarius will see to it that Jim Clinton Violins offers you 13% off, plus 10% off any special order instrument and charge absolutely zero for the shipping. I cannot believe they would do that to you. Mr. Scrollivarius will have a word with that Jim Clinton guy, and he will make a really huge and unprecedented threat, and he will see to it that Mr. Jim Clinton will fix it! Or, else.

 

Still have a question? or feedback?

Ok then, go straight to the top of this page and push the button that says, contact. Now, you will have to do a little type type type, and the guy on the other end will have to go type type type, and after a couple days of type type type, you will be filled with entirely too much fluff, and then you won’t be able to resist visiting on the 13th of the month for this really huge and unprecedented sale. As an outsider, Mr. Scrollivarius’ suggestion is: “Do not allow too much fluff into that head of yours! But Don’t Miss This Sale!”

 

Contact us

 Meet Antonio Scrollivarius!

 

 

One Day Only

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Huge and Unprecedented Sale!

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day

 

Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses,

cases, bows…..and more!

 

@

Jim Clinton Violins

 

A European Explosion will occur April 14, 2014 @ Jim Clinton Violins

One Day, Special Pricing on European handmade instruments by master luthiers and European workshops.

 Touch each line on the video screen and listen to Antonio Scrollivarius

 .. or .. 

for video script and additional info, read below.

 

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See: Antonio Scrollivarius succumbs to the European Explosion

 

PICTURES BELOW

For additional information….please read further.

 

These European instruments will be in our shop until Monday the 14th:

 

  • Violin by Master luthier Jarek Koscielny, Guarneri (Czetochowa, Poland)
  • Violin by Master luthier Jarek Koscielny, Guarneri (Czetochowa, Poland)
  • Violin from Calin Wultur Model #6 Guarneri model
  • Violin from Calin Wultur Model #6 Stradivari model
  • Violin from Calin Wultur Model #5 Guarneri model
  • Violin from Calin Wultur Model #5 Stradivari model
  • Cello from Calin Wulter #5 Piatti Stradivari model
  • Cello from Calin Wultur #6 Guarneri model
  • Viola from Calin Wultur #6 16”
  • Viola from Calin Wultur #7 15-3/4”
  • Bass from Calin Wultur Hybrid model

 

A significant shipment of European, handcrafted, workshop instruments has recently arrived in the US, and their exclusive, US importer has given Jim Clinton Violins special permission to exhibit samples from this shipment, making them available for your review, purchase, and order. Models designed for the serious student through college level, to semi-professional are at Jim Clinton Violins as of the first week of April. Our workshop technicians will be hovering over these European jewels, putting them through their paces, tweaking, and testing them for our one day sale on Monday, the 14th of April.

 

#1 European instruments represent the birthplace of, and the centuries old tradition of, violin making. And, Jim Clinton Violins is having an explosion of European instruments on Monday, April 14, 2014, one day before Tax Day. They will have instruments by Master violinmaker Jarek Koscielny and by the 15 workmen of the Calin Wultur workshop, not to mention our current inventory of European instruments. You will see, hear, touch, and play, marvelous examples of European craftsmanship. Violins, violas, celli, and basses will be here. You will discover that these instruments compare in quality and sound to much more expensive instruments due to reasonably priced Eastern European labor, US currency exchange rates, and a tradition of highly trained workmen, dating back to the days of Stradivari.

 

#2 The European workshop concept involves deliberate, methodic, generational training, while passing violinmaking craft from one master maker to the next. In Poland, this method dates back to the 1600s. Master Jarek Koscielny completed his training, passing on his craft to Calin Wultur and his workshop in Reghin Romania. While Master luthier Calin Wultur oversees his workshop, he increasingly involves himself with the instrument making process based on the model. For example, the best of his 15 workmen carefully work under his supervision while crafting model #7 instruments. He ensures that its model outline, plate tuning, bass bar, and varnish appearance meet his personal standards. Jim Clinton Violins will have sample instruments by Master Koscielny as well as by his one-time students at the Calin Wultur workshop. European violins, violas, celli, and basses will be represented at this sale.

 

Did you Know~

Poland is the only country in the world (not even Italy, the home of Stradivari) that offers a secondary school education for violinmaking, and offers a college level education for violinmaker graduates of these high school programs.

 

from a blog on the Corner Violin Shop site: Corner Violin Shop discusses Polish violin makers  

“Many of today’s Polish makers go through secondary school whose curricula include the art of violin making. There are currently two in the Poland that offer such programs: High School of Fine Arts in Zakopane and High School of Music in Pozna?. These schools’ graduates have an opportunity to continue their studies at the Violin Making Department of Pozna?’s Music Academy. This means that Poland is the only country in the world where violin makers can receive a university-level education.”

 

See what JR has to say about the Calin Wultur workshop.

 

#3 Master violin maker Jarek Koscielny resides and makes violins in Czestochowa, Poland. He specializes in making violins and violas based on the patterns of Guarneri and Stradivari. His materials selection is from the best available tonewoods in Poland, utilizing nearby trees from the Carpathian Mountains. He has been making violins and violas for US importer, JR Music Supply for over 10 years. Jim Clinton Violins will have examples of his violins in the days before our sale, Monday, April 14, 2014.

 

#4 Experience European craftsmanship at sensible prices in the days before our sale on Monday, April 14, 2014. This sale is only on the 14th, and we cannot release these instruments until that day. Also, we will have special pricing that we are not allowed to advertise. This pricing only applies on the 14th. Come, experience the European Explosion and discover whether the craftsmanship and price of Eastern Europe is just right for your next violin, viola, cello, or bass. Contact us with questions, or to set up a sneak preview appointment.

 

 

 

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Antonio Scrollivarius succumbs to the European Explosion

 

 

One Day Only

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a European Explosion

of

handmade and workshop instruments

(may be viewed during the week prior to our sale)

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

One Day before Tax Day

 

Handmade

Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses

 

@

Jim Clinton Violins

Calin Wultur Violin

Calin Wultur Violin


Calin Wultur Violin back

Calin Wultur Violin back


Calin Wultur Viola

Calin Wultur Viola


Calin Wultur Viola back

Calin Wultur Viola back


Calin Wultur Guarneri Cello #6 back

Calin Wultur Guarneri Cello #6 back


Calin Wultur Guarneri Cello #6

Calin Wultur Guarneri Cello #6


Calin Wultur: Piatti Strad Cello #5 back

Calin Wultur: Piatti Strad Cello #5 back


Calin Wultur: Piatti Strad Cello #5

Calin Wultur: Piatti Strad Cello #5


Calin Wultur: Panormo Bass Hybrid

Calin Wultur: Panormo Bass Hybrid


Calin Wultur: Panormo Bass Hybrid

Calin Wultur: Panormo Bass Hybrid back

 

SCASTA Violin Choir

Violin & Viola Workshop

February 2, 2013

@ The Fine Arts Center of Greenville

102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609

More info? www.scasta.org

  • Learn and practice under the direction of master clinicians.
  • Improve and expand fundamental playing skills.
  • Master classes and ensemble rehearsals
  • Everyone performs in workshop recital at the end of the day.

Featuring these clinicians:

Gordon Tedeschi

Elisabeth Small

John Ravnan

Melissa Dant

Eleonore Schultz

 

Contact:

John Ravnan

864-355-2551

jravnan@greenville.k12.sc.us

One Day Only

a

St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Sale!

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Four Days before St. Patrick’s Day

 

 

Jim Clinton Violins is having a celebratory sale?

We are having up to 21%, plus $100 off list price sale. One Day Only, four days before St. Patrick’s Day. Thursday, March 13, 2014.

 

If you wait till St. Patrick’s Day, you will miss this sale!

  

Jim Clinton Violins, is having a celebratory, treasure hunt sale on the 13th of March. Why is their celebratory sale on the 13th? And not Saint Patrick’s Day?

This is their 13th year.

So press the blue button above to see what you can do to receive up to 21% discount, plus $100 off almost everything, including special orders at Jim Clinton Violins.

 

How many days will this sale last?

This is a one day only sale. You must be here on Thursday, March 13, 2014 to get these huge discounts on Violins, Violas, Celli, and Basses.

 

What is on sale?

Any instrument and bow that we own, and that is in our shop, is discounted up to 21% plus up to $100 off. Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses and bows. Special Orders made and paid on that day are included in this sale!

 

How do I get my biggest discount?

Follow the 4 treasure hunt tips below to help you achieve the greatest discount possible for your next violin, viola, cello, bass, and/or bow. Perform more tips and get greater discounts on your instrument and bow. Then combine the discounts you have selected to apply to your instrument and bow.

 

#1 Tip: “Wearing-of-the-Green”

Knock 7% off the list price at Jim Clinton Violins. The first tip is “Wearing-of-the-Green”. This will remove 7% from the price of your item(s) on the 13th. Don’t forget, wearing-of-the-green, gives you 7% off. You will need to look rather green when you arrive at Jim Clinton Violins to receive this discount 😉 For those of us who know about Protestant Orange, come on in looking very orange. But, we will not allow fighting over discounts here at Jim Clinton Violins. Read the following tips to increase even further, your discount.

 

#2 Tip: Why did St. Patrick use a 3-leaf shamrock?

Now, here you are, you have come to Jim Clinton Violins on the 13th of March, and for 7% discount, you are “wearing-of-the-green”, but there is one problem. You don’t think 7% is enough discount. Well, you may deduct 7% more while doing this little tip. Get out the books and do some research. St. Patrick used a 3-leaf shamrock in a very special way to educate the spiritually unlearned. Bring your total discount to 14% by being prepared to tell your assistant at Jim Clinton Violins what lesson St. Patrick taught, with each of the 3 leaves on his shamrock. Read on for even deeper discounts.

 

#3 Tip: Find a shamrock on select items at Jim Clinton Violins

You are wearing-of-the-green. You are an expert on the spiritual significance of the 3 leaf shamrock, but 14% is still not enough discount to make you a happy little leprechaun. Well, try this simple tip. When you come to Jim Clinton Violins, on Thursday, the 13th of March, you will find some items bearing, or wearing a green shamrock. These items receive 7% discount, so now you have 21% off your item. Surely, this is enough discount, but if this is not good enough, read the next tip for your biggest discount possible.

 

#4 Tip: Drawing box full of shamrocks for cash discounts

Do you mean to tell me. Those guys at Jim Clinton Violins got you out of your bed, and off of your couch, and there you are, on the 13th of March. You have found the perfect viola, but the discount is not enough. Well, here is how to get the really big discount on your violin: Select a shamrock from the drawing box at Jim Clinton Violins, and see what it tells you. Does it say, $20, $40, or $100? You will receive one of these cash discounts on your bass and bow purchase combined with your other discounts, when you select your personal shamrock at Jim Clinton Violins. That means up to 21% discount, plus up to $100 off your cello and bow.

 

What if they don’t have it?? Special orders make it perfect with full discounts.

Do you mean to tell me that those guys at Jim Clinton Violins got you out of your bed, took you away from your television, and there you are on the 13th of March looking at something you don’t even like? Mr. Scrollivarius will have a word with that Jim Clinton guy, and will see to it that he orders exactly what you need, and gives you the full discount you deserve, and that he charges you absolutely zero for the shipping!

 

Still have a question? or feedback?

Ok then, go straight to the top of this page and push the button that says, contact. Now, you will have to do a little type type type, and the guy on the other end will have to go type type type, and after a couple days of type type type, you will be filled with entirely too much fluff, and you won’t be able to resist visiting on the 13th of the month for this really huge and unprecedented sale. As an outsider, Mr. Scrollivarius’ suggestion is: “Do not allow too much fluff into that head of yours!”

 

Contact us

 

Antonio Scrollivarius introduces the Treasure Hunt Sale!

 

 

One Day Only

a

St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Sale!

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Four Days before St. Patrick’s Day

 

Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses, bows…..

 

@

Jim Clinton Violins

 

1 Day Specials & Deals

String Students Only: a Special Instrument Event

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

We are having a special day at Jim Clinton Violins.

 

This is the day to

  • buy or rent your new instrument
  • upgrade your current instrument or
  • purchase your supplies for the coming school year.

 

Because this is an EVENT We will also have

  • Professional musicians playing their instruments, offering advice and sharing information about taking violin, viola, or cello lessons
  • a Violin maker (luthier) showing some of his work and talking about how he makes violins
  • a cool glass of lemonade and a homemade cookie as a “thank you” for coming by to see us.

 

Event Details:

 

  • Saturday, the 29th of August, 2015
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Jim Clinton Violins
  • 3400-D Rutherford Road Extension, Taylors, SC 29687
  • Call: 864-322-2622
  • Email: jim@jcviolins.com

 

 

Who Will Be Here?

 

 

Professional Musicians

 

  • Violinist, Betsy Fee-Elliot:
    • Violinist with the Greenville Symphony, Asheville Symphony, and Suzuki Violin instructor in Greenville SC.
    • Betsy has been teaching Suzuki Method violin lessons for over 20 years in Greenville. She is considered a Suzuki expert because she participated in the first Suzuki class taught in the US when Dr. Shinichi Suzuki came to America demonstrating his highly successful violin teaching method here. She has been guest clinician for various Suzuki summer camps in the region, and performs professionally in local venues and churches. Ms. Fee-Elliot maintains a violin lesson studio in Greenville and is well known in the area for her teaching craft while instructing children to adults, and beginners to professionals, and she is affectionally referred to as “Miss Tricky” by her students due to her easy manner while methodically working toward results.
    • For this event, “Ms. Betsy” will perform on her violin, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.

 

  • Violist, Dr. Michael Weaver [North Greenville University]:
    • Is Music Director and Conductor of both Henderson Symphony Orchestra and the Henderson Symphony Youth Orchestra.
    • Assistant Professor of Music at the Cline School of Music of North Greenville University (SC) where he teaches violin, viola, and music history, and conducts the NGU Orchestra.
    • Dr. Weaver has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and performs regularly as a violist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and occasionally with the Asheville and Greenville Symphony Orchestras. He holds degrees in Music Education, Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from East Carolina University and the Florida State University.
    • For this event, Dr. Weaver will perform on his viola, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, presenting North Greenville University’s Strings Program, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.

 

  • Cellist, Dr. Brenda Leonard [North Greenville University]:
    • Teaches cello at North Greenville University and at the Lawson Academy of the Arts in Spartanburg at Converse College.
    • She is principal cellist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic and plays with many orchestras in the region.
    • Performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, including “Cello Times Two,” a duo with cellist Benjamin Smith of Montreat College.  Dr. Leonard received her DMA in cello performance from the University of South Carolina where she worked with Dr. Robert Jesselson.
    • She also teaches at Jim Clinton Violins (among other places) and is recognized for the progress her students make while under her tutelage.
    • For this event, Dr. Leonard will perform on her cello, offer advice to budding musicians, discuss the importance of private lessons, present information about the music program at North Greenville University, and will offer a today-only lessons incentive.

 

Violin Maker:

 

  • Daniel Foster, violinmaker-luthier
    • Daniel, a renowned violin, viola, and cello maker has been making instruments for over 42 years.
    • He is a Silver Medalist for Viola tone in 2002 at the Violin Society of America violinmaking competition
    • Received First place for sound in the same year with his viola
    • We have samples of Mr. Foster’s work at our shop, a violin, violas, and a cello
    • Mr. Foster will have some tools and partially completed instruments for curious eyes to behold while he discusses and demonstrates some of the violin making process.

 

 

Lemonade & Cookies

 

  • Come by and say hello, and we will reward you with a cool cup of lemonade and a cookie that will energize you for practicing your new instrument!

 

Come Visit Us

 

Jim Clinton Violins

 

Saturday August 29, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm

3400-D Rutherford Rd. Ext. Taylors, SC 29687

 

We Can’t Wait to See You!