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Carlo Bergonzi was never a wealthy violin maker – but he still used the best-quality maple ever seen
Andrea Zanrè shows how his ‘Baron Knoop’ violin of 1735 displays an unmistakable personality despite the influence of Stradivari and his contemporaries
The Strad Calendar 2021: Carlo Bergonzi ‘Kreisler’ violin 1735
The ‘Kreisler’s characteristically thin yet intensely coloured varnish is in abundance
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From the Archive: a Bergonzi violin
This illustration of a Bergonzi violin was published in The Strad, February 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This is a really typical specimen of the master’s own model, exhibiting his peculiarities in the matter of outline and other details. Bergonzi varied his ...
From the archive: a c.1720 violin by Carlo Bergonzi
John Dilworth examines an early violin by the Cremonese maker, which used to belong to Paganini. First published in the April 2006 issue
From the Archive: a violin by Michel Angelo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1756
This illustration of a Michel Angelo Bergonzi violin was published in The Strad, October 1960. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Michel Angelo Bergonzi, the son of Carlo Bergonzi, was born in 1722 and died about 1770. He was the pupil of his celebrated father ...
Swiss violin maker identifies rare Bergonzi violin
A violin maker and dealer based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, has identified the only known full-size violin by Zosimo Bergonzi (1724–79). Zosimo was the son of the great Cremonese luthier Carlo Bergonzi, and the brother of Michel Angelo Bergonzi. Up until now the only evidence of Zosimo's ...
Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley purchases 1732 Bergonzi once owned by Nigel Kennedy
American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, leader of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has purchased a 1732 violin by the Italian maker Carlo Bergonzi, a close associate of the workshops of Stradivari and Guarneri. The violinist spent over a year searching for a new instrument and tried out more than 50 ...