A substantial serious instrument, there is nothing shy and retiring about this viola. Bold both in its' looks and with a sound to match, it would suit a confident player who wants to stand out. Made by Gabriele Rossi, a graduate of The Cremona School Of Violin Making and varnished and set up by the Maker himself.
The front and back
Beautiful and wonderfully refined. Stunning varnish and finished with rosewood pegs.
A viola that sings with utter freedom and joy. A full bodied rich sound, powerful, yet with a vast range of dynamics.
Set up with Thomastik Spiricore Strings.
about gabriele rossi
Born in Piacenza in 1990, his musical journey started when he first picked up the guitar at 15. After studying physics at university for a few years, he decided that it was not for him, and set out to find a new direction. His interest for music, which had only grown during the years, and a love of making things with his own hands led him to enrol at the International Violin Making School in Cremona. In his years there he was taught by Giorgio and Daniele Scolari, and Massimo Negroni. As well as learning to construct the instruments of the classical quartet, also developed a keen interest in baroque instruments, particularly the viola da gamba and dancing master’s kit. After graduating in 2019, he worked in Cremona for a few years, developing his knowledge of construction techniques, spirit and oil based varnish, and pigment making. In 2022, the opportunity arose to move to Germany and explore the restoration and maintenance side of violin making.
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