Simeone Morassi

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

Simeone Morassi

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: Simeone Morassi

Date: 1996

Town: Cremona

Country: Italy

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

Inventory number: KIL-205

Provenance: bought in 1996

Description: violin built in the style of A. Stradivari’s “golden period” models; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece back from flame maple

Inscriptions: printed label: Simeone Morassi / figlio ed allievo / di Gio Batta / fece in Cremona 19(96) / (Simeone Morassi) [Simeone Morassi / son and pupil / of Giovanni Battista / built in Cremona 1996] with a vignette decorated with a lute and violin among others

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 113 mm, lower bout 208 mm, total length 598 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: First Prize at the 1996 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (with Krzysztof Mróz, KIL-207), while another of his violins was awarded First Prize (KIL-206)

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

KIL-205, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in E major, TWV 40:21, Allegro, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz

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