Michał Różak

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

Michał Różak

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: Michał Różak

Date: 2009

Town: Kościelisko

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-268

Provenance: bought on 27 Nov. 2009

Description: designed by the maker based on a classic A. Stradivari’s model; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece sycamore back; sycamore sides and scroll; oil-based varnish in golden-orange shades

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading MICHAŁ RÓŻAK / KOŚCIELISKO 2009

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 109 mm, lower bout 208 mm, total length 603 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: first prize at the 2009 W. Kamiński Nationwide Violin Making Competition in Poznań

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



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