Stradivari, the story behind the maker: Part one, the Amatisé period

Stradivari, the story behind the maker: Part one, the Amatisé period

Featured Musicians, History of Violin Making
The years 1660 – 1690 are known as the Amatisé period of Stradivari’s making career. It is likely that alongside Andrea Guarneri and Stainer, Antonio Stradivari was under the pupilage of Nicolo Amati. His instruments from this time portray characteristic signs of working with Amati, such as similar purfling, outline and arching. These pieces also […]
25 February 5027 READ MORE
The man behind the music: Bruno Borralhinho

The man behind the music: Bruno Borralhinho

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As a member of the Dresdner Philharmonic Orchestra and as Artistic Director of the Ensemble Mediterrain, Bruno Borralhinho is an esteemed Portuguese cellist. Performing internationally as a soloist with an orchestra, in solo recitals and with piano and chamber music, Bruno’s artistic offering also includes orchestral conducting. Having imparted his musical knowledge in masterclasses held […]
25 February 4525 READ MORE
An afternoon with Daniel Müller-Schott

An afternoon with Daniel Müller-Schott

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As a young cellist, Daniel Muller-Schott’s former teacher, Heinrich Schiff, played the original Sleeping Beauty cello by Domenico Montagnana. Using the cello frequently as his student, Schott soon developed a connection with the cello, recently commissioning Luiz Amorim for his very own copy. We caught up with Daniel at his home in Munich, exploring the […]
19 February 6762 READ MORE
Sakura Toba Visits Amorim Fine Violins

Sakura Toba Visits Amorim Fine Violins

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Sakura Toba Visits Amorim Fine Violins Amorim Fine Violins recently welcomed Sakura Toba, 14-year-old Japanese cellist who studies with Professor Mori (Toho Music School, Tokyo, Japan) and during the summer of 2018 and 2019 at the Siena Music Academy (Masterclass) with Professor Antonio Meneses. Sakura currently loans the Miremont cello that was once owned by […]
9 September 3849 READ MORE
Anatol Toth Visit

Anatol Toth Visit

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Anatol Toth Visits Amorim Fine Violins We were delighted that Menuhin Competition Junior Semi-Finalist, Anatol Toth, treated us to a private performance recently whilst testing out a few of our bows and instruments. Performing as a soloist and as a chamber musician, the skilled young violinist has won 1st prize with distinction at the Swiss […]
2 August 2805 READ MORE
The Carpenter family pay us a visit

The Carpenter family pay us a visit

Featured Musicians, Workshop Insights
It was wonderful to welcome Sean, Lauren, David Carpenter and their mom Grace to our Cremona workshop recently. There is a lot of synergy between the two families and we share similar ideals, so it was great to spend time with them and show them around. Talented musicians in their own right, the family run […]
4 June 3465 READ MORE