Description: this violin is a fine old French instrument, the work of Charles Fetique of Mirecourt, whose original label it bears dated 1900. It is a fine and characteristic example of the maker’s work.
Measurements: 36.0cm in length of body, with widths of 16.8cm and 20.7cm.
Violin maker: Fétique, Charles Claude. Born 1853, died 1911 Mirecourt France. Pupil of Paul Bailly. Worked for the Thibouville-Lamy and Laberte firms at Mirecourt. Many well-made instruments bear his signature. [John Dilworth]
Being lucky enough to be able to have an extremely beautiful violin on loan has been an amazing experience so far. It has helped me find a broader range of colours and produce a sound very close to that what I am hearing in my head. It has made me find even more love for playing the violin and helped me in competitions and recitals. I recently received a scholarship to study at the Liszt Academy in Budapest next year which would not been possible if I was not playing an instrument of this calibre, so I owe a lot to the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation for their help with the next chapter of my professional career.
Sebastian Wyss, April 2018