Thursday, August 13, 2009

Florida Youth Orchestra Painted Violin Project 2009

Wow. What an honor! Last night was the reception for the artists chosen for Florida Youth Orchestra's (FYO) Painted Violin Project (PVP). It was great: the people, the food, the MUSIC, and the energy. I have the opportunity to paint on a violin!

I am truly impressed with the professionalism of Mr. Harvey Walfish, his wife Missy, and the entire group. The three musicians were poised, professional, and gave chills up and down my spine while they played. The music, besides the people, was one of the best parts of the event! I am excited to have the opportunity to help FYO!

For those of you wondering, the violin is what is considered "unplayable." The former owner sent it in for repair, and was told that the violin was beyond repair. The company then donates the unplayable violins to different groups around the U.S. for painting projects and fundraising. FYO is one of the groups that receives unplayable violins. This is the fourth year of the fundraiser.

For more information about FYO and/or the Painted Violin Project, please visit

Watch my blog for pictures! I will also post more about FYO events as I am notified. =)

1 comment:

Dafne Obermeier said...

Very cool! Love to see the finished violin!

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