The Coruss hair is really great and we love the strong sound it has produced. It’s also nice to know, no harm has been done to animals in its making!
Sheku (winner of BBC Young Musician Of The Year) and Braimah Kanneh- Mason
I get more sound without working so hard,… the response [is] better, the notes are more immediate.
Tim Older, Double-Bassist, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
[Coruss] has transformed an ordinary Snakewood Baroque violin bow into a very expensive feeling bow that plays effortlessly and with great precision.
I suppose in the same way that some excellent bows simply don’t work with some excellent violins – this might not be a solution for all outfits – but with its consistency, longevity and excellent value [Coruss is] definitely worth a try.
Oli Wilson-Dickson (ALAW, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, The Devil’s Violin)
They are super durable, and I haven’t broken a single hair since I got them (and I used to break a lot!). What is really super about them is that they have all the qualities needed for playing more conventional as well…I will recommend Coruss bow hair to every player I meet, regardless of playing style!!!
Christian Meaas Svendsen, Norway
I have a big problem with horse hair because it breaks a lot…..I have to rehair my bow every month, sometimes even more. Fortunately, if Coruss hair doesn’t break so easily ( it didn’t break so far), I think I found a solution. It’s better than I expected! It produces solid sound immediately as I touch the strings.
Marija Lalović, Zagreb Academy of Music
Sarah Markle, Charlotte Symphony
Having had a very high-quality bow rehaired with Coruss I have fallen in love with my violin’s sound again. This new hair has enriched my palette of sound colours and given me more scope for refinement of articulation. With Coruss I can do more in less bow and this is extremely exciting for me. I thoroughly recommend Coruss to all players!
Matthew Crisp, London
The package had arrived two weeks ago and it took me a long time to find a violin maker who agreed to replace horse hair with synthetic hair. Although, I did find someone at last, and he rehaired my bow. Up to now, I played with it a few times, and I absolutely love it! It feels the same as horse hair and It looks amazing!
שחר Shacharb, Israel
I just wanted to tell you how amazed I am with the Coruss hair! I feel it sounds really nice and is very responsive and easy to play with.
I stumbled across Coruss hair whilst investigating creative ways to refurbish some of the bows I hadn’t been using. I use D’Addario Helicore Octave Strings on one of my instruments, strings that require a slightly different approach to playing as they’re thicker with medium tension. The combination viola bow + Coruss hair + Andrea cello rosin turned out to be the ideal solution. Coruss hair enables loud and strident playing. The attack is quicker and the tone much richer. On the lower strings Coruss cuts out unwanted overtones. Overall I was surprised by the dynamism of Coruss hair and most delighted by the colour range. Recording in Penzance I was able to ship my bows using poster tubes. Communication with Cécile was a delight! If I lived near Cardiff I’d be a regular.
Olivia Willson-Piper (Noctorum, MOAT, Atlantæum Flood)
I had a lot to do in Serbia, played yesterday a really successful recital with piano and with the red hair and everybody around was very happy about the music the hair fits really perfect for immediate, instant reaction and “answer” of the string in some accents and very high flageolettes, when good colophoned. I liked playing it in this music very much, also my colleagues were impressed by how it worked, congratulations, great job from Coruss Team!
Aleksander Gabrys, Salzburg
Greetings, I tried your synthetic bow hair a few years ago and, as a swing/variety musical performer and entertainer who only bows a few times per gig in a state (Colorado) whose dryness and temperature changes are notoriously problematic, I am thoroughly impressed by its resistance to fluctuation and the ridiculous life span.
Gary C Sloan, Denver, Colorado, USA