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Koff Model Violin

Koff Model Violin

Robert Koff offered me encouragement in many forms, one of which was access to and insight into his Vuillaume violin. He played this violin in the Julliard Quartet for several years and he considered it the perfect instrument, with a dark chocolaty quality and plenty of power and punch. Robert’s violin was made in the Paris workshop of Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, probably around 1860.

Viola #524, 1789 Storioni

I got to know Kazuko Matsusaka and her viola, attributed to Lorenzo Storioni, thorough our involvement with Yellow Barn and Eric Rosenblith’s summer International Music Institute in Fryeburg, Maine.  I had expressed admiration for the simple, straight-forward approach to design…