Brinton Averil Smith
Principal Cellist Houston Symphony, Faculty Rice University and Aspen Music Festival
"My relationship with Salchow and Sons began long ago when I was a student at Juilliard, bringing a bow I had been gifted- one of three bows William Salchow made for Sammy Mayes in the early 1970s- in for rehairs and maintenance. Over the course of a more than 30 year relationship it has been a pleasure to watch Isaac grow from a talented young maker into one of the top experts and makers in the world. Not only do I still go in for rehairs and repairs whenever I am in town, but I have also trusted them to sell my bows, and bought my favorite bow- a beautiful Persoit - from them. Their reliably impressive inventory always made them my first stop when bow shopping! Many things have changed over 50 years, but what I love about coming to the Salchow shop is that the integrity and the passion for the art of of bowmaking has remained unchanged."