In Focus: A c.1718 Daniel Parker violin
John Dilworth takes a closer look at a violin by the English maker
This article appeared in the March 2016 issue
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Maker: Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker has perhaps the highest reputation of any English maker. is is partly owing to the fact that Jascha Heifetz chose to use a Parker violin for a brief period. Parker was one of the first to adapt to the Stradivarian model in the early 18th century and his work has a maturity and range of tone, as well as a distinctive style that is hard to match.