Norbert Kijanka

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

Norbert Kijanka

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: Norbert Adam Kijanka

Date: 1991

Town: Poznań

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-154

Provenance: bought at an auction in Poznań on 13 May 1991

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in brown shades with a light orange tinge

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading NORBERT KIJANKA / POZNAŃ / 1991 rok op. 14

Measurements: upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 208 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Eighth Prize at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, the prize of the Association of German Violin Makers (VDG) for the youngest Polish finalist and a medal awarded by the juror A. Capela

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

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