Description: This violin is a fine Italian instrument, the work of Carlo Bisiach of Milan made in Firenze, whose original label it bears dated 1948. It is a fine and characteristic example of the maker’s work.
Measurements: 35.3cm in length of body, with widths of 16.6cm bare and 20.5cm full.
Violin maker: Bisiach, Carlo. Born 1892 Milan, died 1968 Florence Italy. Son and assistant of Leandro Bisiach, below. Established in Florence 1926 in the via Piccinotti. Very fine and conscientious workmanship and materials. Orange-red varnish. Gold medals at several competitions. Exhibited in Cremona 1937 and 1949. Carlo Bisiach Di Leandro / Fece in Milano. P.A. 1925 Carlo Bisiach Di Leandro / Milanese fece in / Firenze l’Anno 1942. [John Dilworth]
Words cannot express my gratitude to the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation for providing me an instrument since 2016. Without this generosity I could not be able to further my studies in Brussels and try to explore a musically more independent life in London.
Julia Pusker, January 2018