Krzysztof Mróz

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

Krzysztof Mróz

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: Krzysztof Mróz

Date: 1996

Town: Wrocław

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-207

Provenance: bought on 25 June 1996

Description: two-piece belly from spruce with very clear, tight grain; one-piece back from flame maple; varnish in golden-brown shades

Inscriptions: printed labels Krzysztof Mróz / [handwritten signature] artysta-lutnik / WROCŁAW 19(96 r.) [Krzysztof Mróz / artist violin maker / Wrocław 19(96)]

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 169 mm, lower bout 208 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: First Prize at the 1996 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Simeone Morassi, KIL-205), Third Prize for another violin at the same Competition

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

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