Marcin Krupa

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Marcin Krupa

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Marcin Krupa

Date: 2001

Town: Poznań

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-243, identification no. MKiS 243

Provenance: made for the 2001 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; acquired on 5 Oct. 2001

Description: maker’s own model alluding to classic A. Stradivari instruments; two-piece spruce belly with clear graining, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in brown shades on a golden primer; Prize of the director of the V. Metelka Violin Making Competition in Náchod for the youngest Polish finalist; Prize of the I.J. Paderewski Music Academy’s rector for the Academy’s best ranking student; Prize of the European Association of Violin & Bow Makers for the youngest European finalist

Inscriptions: printed label with frame embellished with floral ornamentation reading: Marcin Krupa / figlio di Antonio / Poznań anno (2001) [on the right, decorative initials: MK]

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 167 mm, lower bout 208 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fifth Prize at the 2001 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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