Robert Loska

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

Robert Loska

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: Robert Wojciech Loska

Date: 2001

Town: Gliwice

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-245

Provenance: made for the 2001 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, bought on 24 Sept. 2001

Description: two-piece belly from spruce with clear, wide grain, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in yellow-brown shades

Inscriptions: printed label feat. Robert Loska / Gliwice / anno (2001) / [a drawing of a violin head]

Measurements: body length 352.5 mm, upper bout 167 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: reached the third stage of the 2001 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, while another of his violins (KIL-249) was awarded Third Prize at the same Competition

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



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