It's incredible to think that Mozart used this not only as a violinist, but as a composer. On this very instrument he wrote and played his five violin concertos and the monumental masterpiece that is Sinfonia Concertante'
Mozart's 300-year-old violin came the US in June 2013 for the first time, on loan from the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. Research suggests the instrument was made around 1700 in Mittenwald, Germany, by a member of the Klotz family of luthiers.
Violinist and composer David Fulmer talked about the instrument and performed an excerpt of Mozart's Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 296 in the WQXR studio, New York.