July 7, 2004 at 04:32 AM · Hello,
What is the current market value of a good conditioned Carlo Bergonzi violin and how are they compared to Strads and in general? Thanks!
July 6, 2004 at 11:54 PM · .
July 7, 2004 at 06:00 AM · A lot. One million will not be too much for a good one. He is Strad's pupil and is considered one of the finest luthiers in human history so far.
August 11, 2004 at 06:02 AM · carlo bergonzi violins, in my opinion, are the best precision constructed violins. the sound, when i heard it played by juliet kang at the indianpolis violin competition, were outstanding the first night of finals and only so-so the competition winners encore the following night. i went backstage and was going to talk with her when i mentioned that her g-string sounded a bit weak...he looked at me, asked who i was. my answer is 'nobody'. he was amazed that i heard a difference because he said she was trying out a different bergonzi but had a repaired crack in the back.
it is good to be a 'nobody' most of the times! ;)
i would definitely take a bergonzi over a del gesu (if the cost were all the same) but of course...nothing beats a strad...they really do play themselves, don't they? :D
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance
Nazareth Gevorkian Violins
Long Island Violin Shop
Los Angeles Violin Shop
Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop
Study with Simon Fischer in Michigan, July 31-Aug 4