Description: this violin was made by contemporary British maker Mark Robinson, whose label it bears dated 2016. The instrument is based on a Guarneri del Gesù violin known as the D’Egville.
Measurements: 35.3cm in length of body, with widths of 16.4cm and 20.4cm.
Violin maker: Robinson, Mark. Beginning his career at the Newark School of Violin Making, first as a student and then as a teacher, Mark joined J & A Beare in April 1992. Alongside violin making and restoring, he has taught regularly at institutions such as the West Dean College and has written for the Strad Magazine. [John Dilworth]
I’m very grateful to the Harrison Frank Foundation for the loan of a beautiful Mark Robinson violin. I’ve had the good luck to work together with the maker to find what the violin has to offer. It’s a pleasure getting to know a new instrument, and a great gift (and relief!) to have a quality instrument to work with in the financially tough times beginning a career after studying.
Eleanor Corr, January 2018