Cello bow made by Risto Vainio, Helsinki. The bow is mounted in silver/ebony with walbard spinning, weighs 83 grams and is stamped “R. VAINIO HELSINKI”. Risto Vainio is originally a cellist, but received his education as a violin maker in Mittenwald 1957-1958 and then worked in Etienne Vatelot’s workshop in Paris in the early 1960s. He established his own workshop in Helsinki in 1968, and still makes fantastic bows.
Sold on behalf of solo cellist Louisa Tuck in the Oslo Philharmonic. She says of the bow:
“I’ve enjoyed playing this bow since it was commissioned in 2018, including in some of the Oslo Phil Sibelius cycle recordings for DECCA. It is incredibly strong and even from frog to tip. I love Vainio bows, I have 2 others, (probably only beaten by Maria Kliegel who has 8!).”