All Pressenda articles

  • Mystery 13.4

    From the archive: a c.1845 violin by Pressenda


    Recent research shows that Giovanni Francesco Pressenda worked as a farmer before turning his hand to instrument making. In this article from the April 2005 issue, Alberto Giordano examines a late c.1845 violin

  • Mystery-8_5_15

    From the Archive: a cello by Pressenda, Turin, 1828


    This illustration of a cello by Pressenda was published in The Strad, June 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Although a number of fine violins by Pressenda have been illustrated in this journal, the splendid violincello featured this month is the first by this ...

  • Gradoux-Matt

    New York dealer to pay $325,000 to settle legal dispute with violinist


    New York violin dealer Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt has agreed to pay $325,000 to a violinist who sued him for allegedly losing her instrument while it was on consignment. South Korean violinist Kyung-Ah Yang had been seeking $400,000 in damages to compensate for the loss of her 1837 J.F. Pressenda, as well ...