Giovanni Paolo Maggini
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).
I am sincerely privileged to recognise and thank the founders of the Estonian Musical Instrument Foundation and encourage all music friends with social responsibility to support the foundation.
Minister of Culture
April 2015–April 2019