A contemporary violin by Nigel Crinson, after Stradivari

Nigel Crinson’s violin is modelled around a Stradivari violin from 1719, but the outcome reminds me more of Giovanni Francesco Pressenda’s work from Turin in the early nineteenth century. Given how much I adore Pressenda’s work, that is no small compliment. I’m delighted to have a regular stock of instruments by Nigel, which I find consistently powerful with a broad and complex tone.