Renato Scrollavezza

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

Renato Scrollavezza

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: Renato Scrollavezza

Date: 1965

Town: Parma

Country: Italy

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

Inventory number: KIL-59, identification no. MKiS XV-C-59

Provenance: made for the 1967 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; acquired after competition

Description: classic model similar to A. Stradivari’s instruments; belly of spruce with wide, irregular graining, two-piece back of beautiful, ribbon curl maple; tuning pegs from wild pear tree of a reddish colour, no grain; varnish in light yellow and brownish shades; highest quality work; loud sound, you can still “hear the wood” in low registers, for solo and ensemble performance

Inscriptions: calligraphic label in a frame with rounded corners, reading: « (MIRONE) » / Renato Scrollavezza / Parma – Fecit anno 19(65) / N.7(3) (Renato Scrollavezza)

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 165 mm, middle bout 108 mm, lower bout 203 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Second Prize (First Prize was not awarded) at the at the 1967 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (other Second Prizes went to Přemysl Špidlen, KIL-57 and Antonio Capela, KIL-58)

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

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