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Famous violinists' bows
If you ever wondered what bows  the famous players use, here is a very useful and fun list:
compiled between 2004 - 2006  (and updated  regularly).

Keep in mind, that as players mature, their tastes in bows  change.
As a result, many end up with vast collections. Many of the greatest players, had more than just one bow to call their own. Isaac Stern for example had an extensive collection of  very fine bows as did Yehudi Menuhin.

Nicollo Paganini - Jacob Eury 
He also used the Vuillaume steel bow  as well as an Italian bow of unknown  origin.

Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President & violinist) - F.X. Tourte

G.B. Viotti – F.X. Tourte, Dodd

Pierre Baillot - F.X. Tourte, Vuillaume steel bow

Charles DeBeriot -  D. Peccatte, Vuillaume steel bow

Rodolphe Kreutzer – F.X. Tourte

Camillo Sivori – Pajeot

Henri Vieuxtemps – F.X. Tourte, Nikolaus KITTEL

Charles Dancla – F. N. Voirin picture bow G/T

Ole Bull - D. Peccatte

Jean-Delphin Alard – F.N. Voirin, D. Peccatte, Vuillaume steel bow

Jules Delsart (cellist) - F.X. Tourte

Pablo Sarasate – F.N. Voirin

Adrien-Francois Servais (cellist) - F.N. Voirin

August Wilhelj - James Tubbs, L. Bausch, H.R. Pfretzschner 

Wieniawski - F.X. Tourte, N. KITTEL

Karol Jozef Lipinski - F.X. Tourte

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst - F.X. Tourte

Joseph Joachim – “ex- Ernst” F.X. Tourte, L.Bausch

Eugene Ysaye – F.X. Tourte , F.N. Voirin (in Ivory & Gold) , three E. Sartory bows & V.Fetique (1920)

Bronislaw Huberman – F.X. Tourte

Carl Alfredo Piatti (cellist) - James Tubbs

Adolph Busch – F.X. Tourte

Carl Flesch – Persois

Lucien Capet – J. A. Vigneron, James Tubbs

Maud Powell - F.X. Tourte

Fritz Kreisler – “ex- Powell” Tourte, Lamy, W.E. Hill  (Gold  Fleur de Lys)

Leopold Auer- N. KITTEL

Misha Elman – F.X. Tourte, F.N. Voirin, D.Peccatte, one of the first Gold  Fleur de Lys W.E. Hill  bow circa 1910 made by William C. Retford, William Salchow

Jasha Heifetz – “ex-Auer” N. KITTEL, Tourte, Peccatte, Lamy, W.E. Hill & Sons, 
Henrik Kaston (which he never used)

Gregor PIatigorsky (cellist) - F.X. Tourte

Toscha Seidel – N. KITTEL, D.Peccatte, N.Maire

Efrem Zimbalist – N. KITTEL

Nathan Milstein – F.X.Tourte, Peccatte

Tivadar Nachez - F.X. Tourte

Josef Hassid - Weichold

Jacques Thibaud - F.N. Voirin

Zlatko Balakovitch - three F.X. Tourte bows, D. Peccatte

Paul Kochansky – N. KITTEL

Erica Morini – N. KITTEL

Joseph Szigeti - Charles Peccatte,  F.N. Voirin

Marie Hall - Jas. Tubbs (made especially for her)

Yehudi Menuhin –  “ex - Kreutzer” F.X. Tourte,  D.Peccatte, F. Peccatte, F.N. Voirin ,(three)  KITTEL bows , Tubbs, Pajeot, Vigneron, Hill, Benoit Rolland, Piere Patigny, (had an extensive bow collection)

Stephane Grapelli - Frank Passa

William Primrose – F.N. Voirin

Emanuel Feuermann (cellist) – F.N. Voirin
 
Paul Hindemith (violist, composer) -  F.X. Tourte

Albert Sammons – J. Tubbs 

Albert Spalding - F.X. Tourte

Ginette Neveu - Lamy

Zino Francescatti – D. Peccatte, F.N. Voirin, Lamy

Christian Ferras – D. Peccatte, E.A. Ouchard, Pajeot, B. Rolland

Arthur Grumiaux - F.X. Tourte, “ex-DeBeriot” D. Peccatte, B. Rolland

Henryk Szeryng – D. Peccatte G/T, N. Maire (had an extensive bow collection)

Ruggiero Ricci - Pajeot, D. Peccatte (has a vast collection of many bows)

Isaac Stern – “ex - Ysaye” Tourte, Pajeot, Voirin, Maline, Martin, KITTEL, “ex- Ysaye” E. Sartory

Aaron Rosand – N. KITTEL, “ex- Balakovic “F.X. Tourte, P. Simone, N. Maire, D. Peccatte, N.L.Tourte, W.E. Hill in G/T (by C. Leggatt) 1905

David Oistrakh – A. Nurnberger, A. Richaume  (he also had other fine French bows)

Leonid Kogan – D. Peccatte, KITTEL, B. Rolland

Oscar Shumsky - F.X. Tourte, William Salchow

Benno Rabinof - F.X. Tourte, William Salchow

Joseph  Fuchs - F.X. Tourte, William Salchow

Lillian Fuchs (violist) - F. X. Tourte 

Paul Shure (Hollywood Bowl Quartet - Fox Studios concertmaster) - Peccatte, Maire, Simone, Henry  (had a vast collection of bows)

Bonnie Douglas - G/T D. Peccatte

Franco Gulli - D. Peccatte, Charles Peccatte

Joseph Gingold – A. Vigneron

Josef Suk - D. Peccatte, H.R. Pfretzschner, A. Nurnberger, B. Rolland

George Sopkin  (cellist and founding member of the Fine Arts Quartet) - Keith Peck cello bow

Michael Rabin – A. Vigneron,  JJ Millant,  Hill

Erick Friedman - (two) F.X. Tourte, D. Peccatte

Norman Brainin - N. Maire

Isidore Cohen - E. Sartory c. 1910

Sidney Harth - Hill, Lamy, Jas. Tubbs

Arnold Steinhardt – D. Peccatte, William Salchow, Morgan Andersen

Berg Quartet- Edwin Clement bows

Joseph Silverstein - William Salchow (had a vast bow collection)

Steven Staryk - F.X. Tourte, Fonclause, Peccatte, ex-Dancla F.N. Voirin picture bow G/T,  Hill, Michael Vann (had a collection of bows)

Gidon Kremer - Richard Grünke, 

Eduard Wulfson - D. Peccatte

Itzhak Perlman – Henry, Howard Green

Pinchas Zuckerman – F.N. Voirin,  D. Peccatte, Lee Guthrie

Kyung Wha Chung – ‘Grand’ Adam, F.X. Tourte, F.N. Voirin, D. Peccatte, E. Sartory, J.Tubbs

Sergiu Luca - Persois, Eury, H. Knopf,  Isaac Salchow (had a large bow collection)

Charles Castleman - Eury, D. Peccate, F. Peccatte, Persois, Pajeot, P. Simon, Fonclause, Ouchard

Eugene Fodor - Peccatte, KITTEL, Sartory, Maline, Maire (had a vast bow collection) 

Elmar Oliviera – F.X. Tourte, D. Peccatte, Henry, N. Maline, Sartory,
JJ Millant, (has a vast bow collection)

Walter Schwede (Seattle Symphony Assoc. Concertmaster  ‘84-’97) - “ex-Oliveira” A. Nurnberger G/T

Emanuel Borok - Berg bow

Natalia Gutman (cellist) - N. KITTEL

William Preucil - D. Peccatte

Jaime Laredo - Adam, Isaac Salchow, Berg bow

Shlomo Mintz - Stephane Thomachot

Yuval Yaron - N. KITTEL

Dmitry Sitkovetsky - F.X. Tourte, D. Peccatte, Pajeot, J. Lafleur

Mark Peskanov - Jose DaCuhna

Jean-Luc Ponty - B. Rolland

Didier Lockwood – Jean-Luc Tauziede, Carbow

David Geringas (cellist) - Persois, Jules Fetique, Jacob Zhidovetsky, H.K. Schmidt

Cho Liang Lin – D. Peccate (has two of them), Pajeot, E.A. Ouchard, Howard Green

Anne-Sophie Mutter – Benoit Rolland, Donald Cohen

Chin Kim - Isaac Salchow

Emerson Quartet: Philip Setzer - D. Peccatte / Eugene Drucker - Pajeot /
Lawrence Dutton - Ole Kanestrom / David Finkel (cellist) - Bernard Walke, Ole Kanestrom

Pamela Frank – P.Simon

Hugh Bean – Lamy, Nurnberger

Joshua Bell – F.X. Tourte

Corey Cerovcek - F.N. Voirin, Berg bow

Nigel Kennedy – Finkel

Jian Wang (cellist) – F.N. Voirin

Victoria Mullova – F.N. Voirin, Henry, Dodd, Luc Breton (contemporary made Baroque bow).

Leonidas Kavakos - F.X. Tourte, two bows by D. Peccatte, Henry and a rare Persois.

Hilary Hahn – Isaac Salchow, E. Ouchard, Paul Jombar, Emill Miquel

Vadim Repin – N. KITTEL, N. Maline, B. Rolland

Maxim Vengerov – P. Simon

Vadim Gluzman - D. Peccatte, Daniel Schmidt

James Ehnes – D. Peccatte

Renaud Capuçon - F.X. Tourte mounted in Gold Tortoise-Shell

Parker Quartet - B. Rolland

Truls Mork (cellist) - Hill, Vigneron, Vuillaume

Christian Tetzlaff – L. Tourte, D. Peccatte, B. Rolland, Arcus

Robert deMaine (cellist) - D. Peccatte, F.N. Voirin, N. Maire, Lamy, F. Lupot II, L. Bazin 

Colorado Quartet - Julie Rosenfeld - D. Peccatte, Michael Vann  / Deborah L. Redding - E. Pajeot, M. Vann/ Marka Gustavsson - L. Tourte, M. Vann  / Katie Schlaikjer - unkown bow & M. Vann

Midori  Goto– D. Peccatte, F. Peccatte, Paul Siefried

Aleksei Igudesman - B. Rolland

Gil Shaham - Pajeot

Nicolaj Znaider - Michael Vann (royal bow)

Julien Rachlin – Isaac Salchow, Daniel Schmidt

Janine Jansen - F.X. Tourte 

Julia Fischer –  Benoit Rolland, Thomas Gerbeth (copy of Heifetz Tourte)

Isabelle Faust - F.X. Tourte

Daniel Hope - D. Peccatte

Lisa Batiashvili - B. Rolland

Alina Ibragimova - F.N. Voirin

Judith Ingolfsson - D. Peccatte

Augustin Hadelich - F.X. Tourte, gold mounted Fleur-de-Lys Berg bow

Philip Quint - L. Morizot

Nicolas Koeckert - N. Maline

Anee Akiko Meyers - Isaac Salchow

Leila Josefowicz - Persois, Isaac Salchow

Sarah Chang - two D. Peccatte bows, E. Sartory, John Norwood Lee

Ilya Grigoltz – Howard Green

David Garrett - Nikolai Kittel, Francois Lupot

Misha Keylin – D. Peccatte, J.A. Lamy, S. Gao

Jennifer Koh - F.X. Tourte, Isaac Salchow

Nick Cords (violist) - B. Rolland, Noel Burke, Yannick LeCanu

Raphaël Chrétien (cellist) - N. Maire, Edwin Clement

Yura Lee - Tourte, Hill, Fetique

Mari Samuelsen - D. Peccatte

Alexandra (Sacha)  Soumm - Pascal Camurat

Antoine Tamestit – French Violist - uses a bow by Sylvain Bigot

David Grimal - F.X. Tourte 

Christof Huebner - violist- Sylvain Bigot, J. Tino Lucke, B. Rolland

Nokothula Ngwenyama - Maline

Clive Greensmith (cellist) - D. Peccatte, Jean-Luc Tauziede

Lilit Gampel - Jose DaCuhna (gold mounted Maline copy)

Jennifer Culp (former cellist of Kronos Quartet) - Matt Wehling

Alexander Quartet - Arcus bows

Zuill Bailey  (cellist)  -V. Fetique

Wendy Warner (cellist) – N. Maline, F.X. Tourte

Michael Ludwig - D. Peccatte

Carrie Rehkopf - J.L. Tauziede (Tourte copy)

Marié Rossano - (rising young talented violinist) Frank Napier / Hill G/T, James Tubbs

Walter Gray (Seattle Symphony cellist and ex member of KRONOS & ODEONQUARTET) - N. KITTEL

Mark Feldman - Gilles Nehr, Isaac Salchow

Andrea Andros - Sylvain Bigot

Mikhail Shmidt - Sylvain Bigot

Artemis Quartet - Edwin Clement bows

Aron Quartet - Edwin Clement bows

Modigliani Quartet - Edwin Clement bows

Miro Quartet - C. Collinet

Jose White String Quartet - Edwin Clement quartet of bows

Alexander Velenzon - Nicolas Maline

Artur Girsky - l’ecole de  Simone

Gennady Filimonov – N. KITTEL, D. Peccatte,E. Pajeot, N. Maline, F.N. Voirin, J.J. Millant G/T
Keith Peck, Yannick LeCanu, Sylvain Bigot and a list of many other makers.

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