Search:
corilon violins
Otello Bignami school: Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
Otello Bignami school: Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
Otello Bignami school: Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
Contemporary Italian violin, Gianni Norcia, Bologna
Violon italien de Gianni Norcia - eclisses
Violon italien de Gianni Norcia - eclisses
Violino Italiano di Bologna, liutaio Gianni Norcia
Violino Italiano di Bologna, liutaio Gianni Norcia
Inventory No.: 4762
Provenance: Bologna
Maker: Gianni Norcia
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 2003

Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!

Concert master choice! - Such delicate and detailed artisanry and the articulate elegance of this nearly 15 year old Bolognese violin by Gianni Norcia are exceptional even for contemporary Italian string instruments of the moderate price and quality category. Its well-carved expressive scroll, finely crafted purfling and mild flames of the two-piece maple back define the aesthetic of this dynamic Italian violin, which is crowned by shiny and intensely luminous oil varnish. The transparent golden-orange-brown varnish serves as the grace note to the tasteful style of this instrument, which bears the original label and brand mark of its truly interesting master. With this mid quality violin piece, Gianni Norcia created yet an outstanding result that clearly and unmistakably belongs to the violin making tradition of Bologna. Gianni Norcia, a student of the great Otello Bignami, has had his own workshop since 1970, where he crafts both stringed and plucked instruments in keeping with the finest Italian artisanal tradition, always oriented towards his great role models Giuseppe Fiorini, Gaetano Pollastri and Ansaldo Poggi. His participation in numerous competitions and awards from highly regarded Italian exhibitions are evidence of the esteem Norcia enjoys amongst experts, a fact which is also reflected in the portrait of him in Jost Thöne's collection "Contemporary Violin Makers – Vol. 1" (Jost Thöne Verlag, 2015). Now that the specialists at our workshop have thoroughly set up this exquisite Italian instrument from a technical and acoustic perspective, it is ready to play. The radiant tone of this Gianni Norcia violin is rich in overtones, balanced across all strings, bright and warm, featuring perfect responsiveness and an inimitably Italian note. The price includes a certificate of authenticity by Gianni Norcia which can be seen by clicking on the "Certificate“ button. This violin is especially recommended by a concert master of a major Munich professional orchestra.

Browse our special online selections of old Italian violins, the "Bows" section features our attractive selection of various French violin bows.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Fine master violin bow by C.A. Hoyer, Markneukirchen
  • Excellent German violin bow after Lupot, approx. 1940
  • SALE 1920's German violin by Otto Ebner, Augsburg
  • German oil varnished violin from Saxony, approx. 1940
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • German master violin, Otto Gläsel, Gelsenkirchen
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • SALE Italian violin from the 1970's - warm, mellow sound
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine master violin, 1940's. Probably American
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • SALE Attractive old Czech violin, a beautiful Stradivarius model
  • Recommendable Czech viola, made in the Italian style
  • H. Derazey workshop, large 19th century French violin
  • Fine Viennese master violin, c.1910
  • Powerful Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940. Guarnerius model
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Lorenzo Bergonzi, Mantova, 1992
  • SALE German cello bow. Probably H. R. Pfretzschner, silver mounted
  • Contemporary Italian violin from the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna - concert master choice!
  • Mid 20th century Markneukirchen violin - concert master choice!
  • CHRISTMAS SALE Contemporary Italian violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
  • Modern Chinese violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995