Made by Alessandro Mezadri of Ferrara, around 1725.
Special features: the back is in one piece of maple with flames of medium width sloping downwards from left to right (the purfling simulated); the sides and scroll of similar wood; the table in two pieces of spruce of medium grain, narrowing at the centre; the varnish of an orange-brown colour on a lighter ground.
This violin is a very fine and characteristic example of the maker’s work.
We were very fortunate to be able to purchase this fine violin in 2010.
Jumpstart Jr Talent Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir is the player of this beautiful violin, and she has been playing it on her latest CD: Bach Partitas for Solo Violin (March 2016).