Steffen Nowak

A good contemporary violin by Steffen Nowak, Bristol, 2014 after Carlo Bergonzi

Steffen Nowak’s violin is an interpretation of Carlo Bergonzi’s work taking it’s inspiration from work of the late 1730s. Bergonzi’s own work is incredibly experimental and varied within the context of classical Cremonese making of the Golden period. Steffen’s violin…

 

Padraig Barden

A good contemporary violin by Padraig Barden after the 1734 "Lord Wilton"

Padraig Barden is one of several contemporary makers whom I enjoy representing. This particular violin is based on Yehudi Menuhin’s 1734 Guarneri del Gesu, the “Lord Wilton”. Padraig’s personal style tends to leave his instruments slightly lightly built. The effect…