Tetsuo Matsuda

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

Tetsuo Matsuda

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: Tetsuo Matsuda

Date: 1981

Town: Cremona

Country: Italy

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

Inventory number: KIL-103

Provenance: bought on 10 July 1981

Description: classic model; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in golden-brown shades with an orange tinge

Inscriptions: printed label reading TETSUO MATSUDA / (Tetsuo Matsuda) / Fatto in CREMONA 19(81)

Measurements: body length 359 mm, upper bout 170 mm, middle bout 111.4 mm, lower bout 209 mm; total length 598 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: fifth prize at the 1981 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Paul Wiessmeyer, KIL-104)

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

KIL-103, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in F major, TWV 40:24, Allegro, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz

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