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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
  • German master violin, late 19th century, a fine Michele Deconet copy
  • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840
  • Modern Mittenwald viola, Matthias Klotz 1982
  • Dresden violin after Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Lowendall workshop, c.1880
  • Fine 18th century violin by Franz Knitl, Freising, 1789 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955
  • French violin bow from war years, Mirecourt, probably Morizot Frères - unique
  • Jean-Joseph Martin, Fine French violin bow for J. Hel, approx. 1880 (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • 3/4 - Old French 3/4 sized violin, after Stradivari
  • Belgian violin bow, L. Dolphyn, Bruxelles approx. 1940
  • 1/2 - Excellent French 1/2 violin bow, approx. 1900
  • Modern, 1970's master violin, probably English
  • Petite, late 18th century Italian violin, central Italy (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Dark, brilliant sound: modern Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, 1912
  • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin, Schuster & Co., after Jacobus Stainer
  • Contemporary French violin, Alain Moinier, Mirecourt, 1992, No. 57
  • 3/4 – German 3/4 violin, Markneukirchen, approx. 1930
  • LEASE ONLY: Fine Italian master violin, Giuseppe Marconcini, Ferrara
  • Fine Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's: Large, mature tone
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • 3/4 - antique French violin, Mansuy
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)