Felix Daniel Rotaru
Fine String Instruments In The Italian Tradition

Category: violins

  • Violin 2020 inspired after Guadagnini

  • Violin 2019 after Domenico Montagnana

    Domenico Montagnana alongside Carlo Bergonzi are the unsung heroes of classical violinmaking as both have created instrument to rival Stradivari and Guarneri in tone and beauty. Personally I see no difference in tonal potential between the famous cremonese duo and Montagnana or Bergonzi models when I create new instruments; the great reward is a refreshing…

  • After Pietro Guarneri of Mantua – 2018

    Violin after Pietro Guarneri of Mantua 2018 A very interesting model that works wonderfully. Discreetly wider and shorter than a Strad, the model of Pietro Guarneri of Mantua (Giuseppe ”del Gesu”’s uncle) can give plenty of resources, both in power and warmth. Sound-wise, this high-arched violin is quite flamboyant and has a compact, pregnant and…

  • Antonio Stradivari model, 2018

    Violin after Antonio Stradivari 2018 One of the few non-antiqued violins from my workshop, made in the winter of 2017-18. Very warm sound and very well balanced. A gentle brown color oil varnish, slightly darker than shown in the photos. This violin is currently available for sale.  

  • Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ model, 2018

    Violin after Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ 2018 This violin is made on the pattern of the “”Il Cannone”” Guarneri del Gesu of 1743. I chose a 50 year old alpine maple back and an italian top plate from Val Di Fiemme, with similar year growth as the original Del Gesu. Orange-red oil varnish, applied according to…

  • Violin – model Guarneri del Gesu ”Cannone” 1743 – 2017

    Violin after Guarneri ”del Gesu” 2018 An exceptionally beautiful and very old back with a similar aged-top, both from the Alps. Orange-brown oil varnish. Property of a Soloist and concertmaster in Northern Europe. Please click on the photos for a better view.

  • Violin after A.Stradivari – 2016

    Inspired after Stradivari’s golden period instruments; Narrow curled Alpine Maple and Italian Spruce. Oil Varnished. SOLD    

  • Violin 2017 model Guarneri del Gesu ”Cannone” 1743

    Violin made on the pattern of “Il Cannone” ex-Paganini Guarneri del Gesu violin. A robust construction as the original, this violin has substantial sound power and great temperament – a violin suited for soloist performance and firm hands, equally capable of gentle and soft play. Exceptional maple and italian spruce, oil varnished. SOLD.

  • Baroque violin 2017 – model D.Montagnana

    Violin made on the pattern of 1717 Domenico Montagnana, Baroque mounted. SOLD