Modern Italian violin by Mario Gadda, 1984

Mario Gadda (1931–2008) is one of the most important representatives of the modern Italian violin making traditions of Mantova

Mario Gaddas work, which is in high demand amongst outstanding musicians all over the world, carries on the heritage of Stefano Scarampella, a figure with whom Mario Gadda had a direct tie via his father and teacher Gaetano Gadda: he alone served as the great Scarampella’s student,...

Mario Gadda (1931–2008) is one of the most important representatives of the modern Italian violin making traditions of Mantova

Mario Gaddas work, which is in high demand amongst outstanding musicians all over the world, carries on the heritage of Stefano Scarampella, a figure with whom Mario Gadda had a direct tie via his father and teacher Gaetano Gadda: he alone served as the great Scarampella’s student, employee and eventually his successor. At the Gadda workshop, Mario became a skilled master who honed his own profile – an exclusive student-teacher relationship that spanned two generations and gave Mario Gadda’s work its roots. Mario Gadda made this violin in 1984, as confirmed by the maker's certificate, the original dated and signed label and several brandstamps inside the violin. This work is like the other pieces by Mario Gadda in our catalog heir of the Mantuan school, which extended from Mario's father, Gaetano Gadda, to his instructor Scarampella, and even back to Tommaso Balestrieri. The appearance of this Mario Gadda violin is determined by slim and elegant model after Oreste Candi. Liberally applied bright orange-brown varnish points towards those great predecessors and gives the violin its striking appearance. If there is one attribute that defines Italian violins, it is their distinctive sound, which is wonderfully developed in this mature violin. Its voice is shining and strong, radiant, bright, rich in overtones and a singing character, an extremely powerful and carrying instrument for soloists that we can recommend without reserve. We offer this 1984 Mario Gadda violin in perfectly preserved condition. It has been thoroughly worked over and set up by our luthiers and is, as all Corilon instruments, offered ready to play. The original maker's certificate by is included in the price.

Violin by Mario Gadda, 1984
Mario Gadda originally stamped maple back
Modern Italian violin by Mario Gadda, 1984
Mario Gadda violin scroll
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