This viola, made by Rowan Armour-Brown (1948 - 1996) was left 'in the white' at her death. It was varnished and set up in 2018 by her friend and colleague Patrick Jowett. The wood of the front is close grain spruce and the back is regular flamed maple. The varnish is a rich deep orange oil varnish.
Back: 16 1/2 inches Top Bout: 19 ½ cm Lower Bout: 24 ½ cm Body Stop: 21.8 cm String Length: 37 cm
sold in aid of The RAB Trust
The Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust Fund offers support to students of violinmaking in the UK:
Financial grants for the purchase of materials and tools, or for specialised additional training
Distribution of wood andtools that have been donated to the Trust
Work experience placements in established professional workshops
Since the inception of the Trust in 1999, we have helped over 200 students from all over the world. Many of these students are now significantly employed in the trade, either on their own account or with leading shops and makers, in the UK and worldwide. Several early award winners now offer work experience placements to current students in their turn.
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