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Bringing Stringed Instruments to Life with @jacobvdlippe

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“With a new instrument, the musician can actually shape the sound in the first years, making it an integral part in their way of communicating music,” explains Norwegian violin and cello maker Jacob von der Lippe (@jacobvdlippe). “Instead of doing repairs, I focused on making new right from the start.”

For Jacob, who took up cello at age eight, music has been a lifelong pursuit. “My parents were passionate about music, and encouraged my playing,” he says. At 17, he built his first cello as a school project. “From then on, I was hooked.”

“Being able to work with a craft merged with music was something that really appealed to me,” explains Jacob, who spent five years in Cremona, Italy—the violin’s birthplace—studying the trade. Fourteen years and nearly sixty violins later, Jacob’s creations have found their way into the hands of musicians around the globe.

Beliebers Flock to Oslo for Free Show

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Want to see more photos of Justin Bieber’s Oslo concert? Check out pictures taken at the Oslo Operahuset.

Justin Bieber performed a free six-song concert yesterday in Oslo, Norway that nearly caused a state of emergency. Swarms of people rushed the venue, a dozen fans passed out, and there were 88 reported hospital visits. The concert slowed mobile service in the area, but Instagrammers were still able to capture some pictures of the chaotic event.