Violin by Matthew Fenge, Ankara, 2015
This violin has now sold.
About Matthew FengeMatthew is a fantastic violin maker based in Ankara. He graduated from the violin making and restoration course at the Leeds College of Music before setting up his own workshop, firstly in Yorkshire and then in Ankara. Matt has a brilliant eye for instruments and is particularly skilled at infusing his violins with character.
About the ‘Rotondo’ violinhis violin is a copy of the beautiful 'Rotondo' by the early Neapolitan maker Alessandro Gagliano. Gagliano has a record auction price of over £200,000, making this violin an affordable alternative to the original!
About the violinThis violin is a copy of the beautiful 'Rotondo' by the early Neapolitan maker Alessandro Gagliano. Gagliano has a record auction price of over £200,000, making this violin an affordable alternative to the original!
The violin was made in 2015 and has a length of back of 354 mm.
It has a one piece back of lightly-flamed maple and a two piece front of straight-grained spruce which widens considerably towards the flanks. The varnish is reddish brown in colour laid, over a lighter golden ground. It has been antiqued in Matthew´s characteristically sensitive manner.
How does it sound?This violin has a sweet, sophisticated sound with a slinky, seductive feel. It would be a particularly good fit for a player who regularly switches between Baroque and modern set up as it performs well with a set of gut strings and is equally happy at a higher tension. An excellent choice no matter what you´re planning to do with it!
ConditionThe violin is in original mint condition.