“Thank you for this extraordinary violin, which is so fine and fun to play that it is opening all kinds of possibilities in early music to me. I love its inner life and warmth, its exuberance!" ~ Maria Benotti
During the 1980s, almost a third of my work was in baroque form: some fifty violins, violas, celli, and violas da gamba.
One is a copy of the “Harrison” long pattern Strad from 1693, a violin I worked closely with while making a copy for the National Musical Instrument Museum in 1990.
Another is patterned after the “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesù violin, perhaps the strongest statement of his making and design genius. This is an exciting voice not usually heard in the early music world.
Baroque violin Opus 611, The 1693 "Harrison" Stradivarius