Violin

Giovanni Paolo MAGGINI

Year: 1610

The extremely precious violin ca 1610 by Giovanni Paolo Maggini in Brescia served the Estonian violinist Vladimir „Boba” Sapožnin (1906–1996) throughout his long career. The Maggini violin was presented to the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments by the Sapožnin family. With certainty the violin has been built in the Gaspar da Salo–Maggini workshop, most probably by the master Giovanni Paolo Maggini. The instrument has an even carrying sound as well as a distinct dark shaded lower register.

The violin has been certified by Andreas Post (Amsterdam).

User:

Hans Christian Aavik

Student at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts

Owner:

Sapožnin family

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Enrico CATENAR

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Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père)

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Francois Fourrier NICOLAS

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Celeste FAROTTI

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Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père)

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Joseph-Arthur VIGNERON (Père)

Violin's bow
Year: 1890

Claude THOMASSIN

Cello bow
Year: 1890

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Eri Klas
1939-2016