November 19, 2014

Now Endorsed by Pirastro!

Hey everyone! I’m very excited to announce that I am now endorsed by my favorite string company: Pirastro!  I’ve tried a LOT of different strings on my violins over the past few years, and I can honestly say that the Evah Pirazzi Gold strings are a perfect match for my instruments in terms of my preferred sound and feel.  I’ve been using this particular brand of strings for about a year on my instruments and now I can’t imagine using anything else! When people ask me what strings I use or what strings I recommend, it’s always hard to give advice since it’s such a personal choice and it should be based on your own instrument and personal preferences first and foremost.  I personally find the Golds to have a very warm tone, great projection for solo situations and at least in my opinion they feel really great under my fingers since the tension is not too high or too low.  I definitely should have changed my last set sooner than I did (oops hehe) but I got a solid 5 months of constant use out of them before I felt like I really needed to change (generally it’s best practice to change your strings out every 3 months if you’re playing on a very regular basis, but if you feel that the strings you’re using still have life in them after 3 months then I always think it’s ok to push them to the limit!).  If you’re in the market for a new set of strings and you have the budget for it, I can highly recommend giving the Evah Pirazzi Gold set a try!

To learn more about Pirastro and the different brands of strings they offer, click HERE

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Hi, I'm Taylor,
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I’ve been a violinist for over 25 years and for over the past 10 years I’ve been building my skills and career as an independent musician. Within that time I’ve grown an online audience of over 3 million people, released 11 full-length albums (5 of which charted on the Billboard Charts) and traveled the world touring my own live show, all without ever signing with a record label. One of my greatest passions is helping other musicians learn and grow from my own knowledge and experiences through my Musician of All Trades courses.

  1. Joshua Barger says:

    Hey there Taylor.

    I have a question concerning the tuning of my Violin. Its an old Hopf, I’m not sure exactly how old it is… I think it was made in the 60’s, but I don’t know.

    Anyway, it plays great, but it goes out of tune considerably fast, and it seems I have to tune it every time I take it out of its case!

    Is this Normal, Or is my Violin just old and in need of work?


  2. dumbledad says:

    That’s cool. I love their Obligato strings but had not seen the Gold ones. Have you tried Obligato; do you find the gut core makes a difference?

  3. Xion L says:

    Hey Taylor,

    let me just say how much I’m inspired to see you play; they way you smile and how you express yourself is absolutely amazing. I remember watching your videos for the first time and you would have piano or prerecorded accompaniments and video submissions for auditions. Seeing now how much you’ve improved in not just your video qualities, but your way of expression is really just amazing! It, truly is inspiring to me seeing how much you’ve improved. Thank You for the wonderful music.

    Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year, Taylor– You deserve it~! ^ ^

  4. jerin nelson says:

    In short u r awesome, we r eagerly waiting for the new one.

  5. Giovanni Armocida says:

    Taytay! 😀 Wow congratulations for your first endorsement/sponsor! 😉 I am truly happy and proud of you! Pirastro is a great string-brand, and I am sure this is the forst of many other endorsement you will achieve with the time. God bless you, my friend, hope to hear you soon <3

  6. Marcos Augusto says:

    Congratulations Taylor!

  7. Grant says:

    As the auction dude in Wind Waker said, “CONGRATULATIONS!” Glad you found strings that fit you the best!

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