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corilon violins

Masters portraits

Profiles of the lives and works of great names in violin making.

Bazin’s grandchildren: bow making in turbulent times

Christoph Gotting: Excellence by tradition

Contemporary violin makers from China and Taiwan

Contemporary violin makers: the modern artisans

Couesnon: The third defining element in modern violin making in Mirecourt

Daniele Scolari and the second generation of the new art of violin-making in Cremona

Ernst Heinrich Roth: a rediscovered master

Eugène Nicolas Sartory: the modern classic of bow making

François Nicolas Voirin and the new French violin bow

H. R. Pfretzschner – a biographical sketch

Hopf: a dynasty of Vogtland violin makers

James Tubbs: the classic name in English bow making

Jan Špidlen: Art, innovation – and sport

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume: notes on his life and work

Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy – J.T.L.

John Dodd: a legend of oyster shells and silver spoons

Joseph Alfred Lamy père: a key figure in modern bow making

Joseph Hel: a master in the Vuillaume tradition

Ludwig Bausch: the "German Tourte"

Marcus Klimke: a highly decorated luthier

Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald

Morizot père et frères: the short history of a great family of bow makers

Nicolas Lupot, the second great name in French violin making

Patrick Robin – a master of teaching and the craft

Pierre Hel: notes on his life and work

Samuel Zygmuntowicz: understanding Stradivarius in New York

Savoir-faire: The Chanot family of luthiers

Stephan von Baehr and the architecture of the violin

Stradivari's heirs: masters of contemporary violin making in Cremona

The brothers Gemunder - Pioneers in American violin making

The fathers Bazin: the great name of Mirecourt bow making

The Laberte family companies

The Ouchard dynasty of bow makers

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Franco Abanelli, Italian violin - Bologna, 1997
  • Outstanding Czech Violin by Mathias Heinicke, student of Eugeni Degani in Venice, 1911
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Edwin Lothar Herrmann, silver mounted German viola bow
  • Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980
  • Lightweight violin bow by Otto Dürrschmidt, silver mounted
  • F. C. Pfretzschner, powerful, active violin bow - silver
  • Cremonese master violin, Piergiuseppe Esposti, 1998 (certificate Piergiuseppe Esposti)
  • German Violin by Ludwig Gläsel jr., Markneukirchen
  • Recommendable Italian violin, 1970's, probably Giudici - warm, golden sound
  • Old German violin, c.1900, with a warm, large sound
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen, fine 1922 violin - Guarnerius model
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin from the Mittenwald violin-making school, 1960's
  • WORKED OVER/ NEW SOUND SAMPLE: 3/4 - violin, elegant French "Copie de Stradivari"
  • Outstanding Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1910
  • Fine Viennese master violin by Franz Angerer, 1898
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. "Sarasate maitre" model
  • Fine German violin bow, Knopf workshop, approx. 1890
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Modern Italian violin, Luigi Agostinelli, 1953
  • Contemporary French violin, Alain Moinier, Mirecourt, 1992, No. 57
  • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1958
  • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840