All in the Family — Performer, Composer, Luthier

December 2, 2017 was a milestone. For her Senior Recital and in satisfaction of her Violin Performance degree with a Performer’s Certificate, at the Eastman School of Music, my daughter, Willa Finck,  selected and performed a program of demanding modern works. She began with a work for solo violin, “Afternoon Elegie,” composed in the Spring of 2015 by her sister Ledah Finck. This was followed by the Debussy Violin Sonata,  Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No. 2, and the Prokofiev Violin Sonata No.1 in F Minor. The piano accompanist was Anna Gourfinkel. Willa performed on a violin I recently completed that was inspired by a 1649 Nicola Amati instrument.