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About Corilon violins

Music is the language of the angels.


Corilon is the name of the angel of arts and expression of the enthusiasm we feel about old stringed instruments. Since we have established our business, we have been sharing this enthusiasm with collectors and musicians around the world. At our atelier for violin making and restoration in Munich, our specialists competently and lovingly restore old violins, violas, cellos and violin bows, each of which was carefully selected and is full of character.

The distinctive historic profile of every one of our stringed instruments is given the respect it deserves in informative descriptions, high-resolution photographs and compelling audio clips. Our high quality standards have made Corilon violins one of the leading names in the world of historic stringed instruments – a solid reputation which we aspire to surpass every day.

To be included in our online catalogue, an instrument must have one feature above all: high musical quality, which we also prioritise in selecting our rarities and extraordinary pieces by renowned master luthiers. As a result, professional musicians, demanding amateurs and talented students alike can all find a broad palette of outstanding instruments to choose from in the Corilon catalogue. They can be sure of finding exactly what they need to achieve the sound they desire and make the most of their technique.

Every stringed instrument we sell is in excellent condition and immediately ready to play, and as part of our return policy, you can spend 30 days thoroughly becoming acquainted with it. When you purchase an instrument at Corilon violins, our team of experienced violin makers, restorers and music specialists guarantees top standards of reliability with premium service and personal consultation.

We are members of the British Violin Making Association (BVMA) and the Violin Society of America (VSA). We also we also work in close cooperation with highly respected experts in Cremona, Mittenwald, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old Saxon violin. Wilhelm Herwig, 1920's, warm, sweet sound
  • SALE Jacques-Pierre Thibout: Fine French violin, Paris 1839
  • SALE Antique violin from Saxony.  Approx. 1870
  • SALE Old Italian violin, Stefano Caponetti (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Justin Derazey workshop, French violin dated approx. 1880
  • SALE W. E. Hill & Sons violin bow by Edgar Bishop, circa 1930
  • SALE H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
  • Fine violin by Christian Olivier & Paul Bisch Paris 1927
  • Umberto Lanaro, Padova 1968, Italian viola (certificate Robert Bein)
  • Fine Italian viola, Mario Bedocchi, 1922 (certificate by Eric Blot)
  • SALE Luigi Vistoli, Italian violin made in 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPORVED French viola, Joseph Nicolas fils, 1849
  • Antique French 3/4 violin, J.T.L.
  • Markneukirchen master violin by Werner Voigt, Guarnerius model
  • Master violin after Gaetano Chiocchi
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • SALE Raffaele Calace e figlio 1929: Italian violin - violinist's recommendation!
  • SALE Rare violin by Joseph Michael Gschiell, Pest, Hungary 1789
  • SALE 18th century Vogtland master violin -  approx. 1770
  • SALE Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
  • SALE Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958: German viola
  • SALE Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985: modern Italian viola (certificate Stefano Conia)