How to care for your violin

How to care for your violin

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Well-made violins can last a lifetime, which is apparent from the Stradivari and Amati instruments that still exist today. Of course, this is only when your instrument is well looked after. A huge part of owning a violin is caring for the instrument, and it is this level of care that ensures the violin remains […]
13 December 1652 READ MORE
Amorim Fine Violins at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition

Amorim Fine Violins at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition

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In October this year, Amorim Fine Violins were delighted to exhibit at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition in New York, hosted by Reed Yeboah Fine Violins. Each autumn, the internationally reputable Reed Yeboah Fine Violins hold the annual exhibition, showcasing work from the world’s finest living makers. A three-day event giving performers and […]
6 December 1650 READ MORE
Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

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World-renowned luthier Luiz Amorim and fine bow maker José Ribeiro have collaborated to create AMORIM&RIBEIRO bows. With a collective luthier experience of over 50 years, this exciting partnership will see the creation of exquisite bows with unmatched quality. José Ribeiro Originally from Brazil, José was inspired by his uncle and teacher, Floriano Schaefer. Floriano is […]
25 November 1613 READ MORE
Amorim Fine Violins donate violin prize to the EOIVC

Amorim Fine Violins donate violin prize to the EOIVC

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At the esteemed Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition held in January 2020, Amorim Fine Violins will be donating a Luiz Amorim violin as a prize in the upcoming contest. About EOIVC Based in Boca, USA, the competition cultivates the talent of young violinists aged 16-32, nurturing contestants with career support and performance opportunities. The EOIVC […]
15 November 1595 READ MORE
Mondomusica 2019, what a great weekend!

Mondomusica 2019, what a great weekend!

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At the end of September, we at Amorim Fine Violins exhibited Italian masterpieces, contemporary instruments and bows at the highly esteemed Mondomusica 2019. Exhibiting alongside our friends Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, the globally renowned international exhibition is a revered marketplace for high-quality string instrument making. This year, the event took place from September 27th until […]
14 October 1494 READ MORE
A brief history of violin making in Cremona

A brief history of violin making in Cremona

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About Cremona The Italian cradle of violin making, today Cremona has more than one hundred violinmaking workshops. Stringed instruments like the violin and the viola have been crafted here since the 16th century, with new makers following in the footsteps of Antonio Stradivari and Niccolò Amati, the greatest violin luthiers. The Amati’s & the Golden […]
11 October 1476 READ MORE
15 things you didn’t know about the violin

15 things you didn’t know about the violin

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Every instrument has its own history, usually with some bizarre yet incredible facts. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about the violin: Get fit playing the fiddle Did you know that playing the violin burns approximately 170 calories per hour? Forget the gym and start practicing! Leading the way Before the conductor became the […]
10 September 1442 READ MORE
Cremona Mondomusica 2019

Cremona Mondomusica 2019

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Mondomusica 2019 It is with great pleasure that we at Amorim Fine Violins invite you to visit us at this year’s Cremona Mondomusica, 2019. From September 27th until the 29th, we will be exhibiting Italian masterpieces and contemporary instruments and bows, alongside our friends Florian Leonhard Fine Violins. The elite of international violin making An […]
10 September 1398 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 1575 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 1341 READ MORE