Premysl Spidlen began a splendid career, focusing almost exclusively on making new violins; he was very successful in violin-making competitions: 1947 The Hague - leading position above all Czech violin-makers; 1960 and 1963 Liége - Gold Medal for quartet; 1962 Poznan - 1st and 3rd place for violin, 1967 Poznan - 2nd place (1st prize not awarded on this occasion). - Read more
When it comes to violin makers, the Czechs, like the Italians, Germans, French and English, are among the handful of nations that can boast not simply a number of individual solitaire masters, but entire celebrated dynasties.- read more
Value of Instruments
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N Amati Violin For Sale in October (Tarisio)
Lot 657: Fine violin by Nicolò Amati, Cremona, c. 1648, ex-George Stoll
Star lot in October New York auction, a fine Amati violin formerly owned by the Oscar-winning Hollywood music mogul George E. Stoll (1905–1985).
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