Mieczysław Bielański

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

Mieczysław Bielański

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: Mieczysław Bielański

Date: 1972

Town: Wrocław

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-86, identification no. MKiS XV-C-86

Provenance: made for the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, acquired on 14 May 1972

Description: classic model resembling Guarneri del Gesu's design; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; ebony accessories; varnish in brown shades on stained primer; balanced sound, not too strong; for solo and chamber performance

Inscriptions: handwritten, calligraphic label in a butterfly shape with a geometric ornament reading: OPUS / (73) / M. Bielański / Wrocław / 1972

Measurements: upper bout 163 mm, waist 111 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fifth Prize at 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Anatoly Kochergin, KIL-85)

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



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