Adriano Spadoni Workshop, Cremona 2015 ex-Mindy Chen
This workshop violin was made from high quality European material in the classical Italian style. It was finished, varnished and set-up in the workshop of Adriano Spadoni in Cremona, Italy. The violin comes with a certificate of authenticity from Spadoni, who graduated from the prestigious I.P.I.A.L.L. Antonio Stradivari violinmaking school in 1999. This violin has been owned and played by decorated soloist Mindy Chen. Her accomplishments include 1st Prize in the Youth Category of the inaugural Stradivarius International Violin Competition in 2007, 3rd prize (and the youngest laureate) at the Menuhin International Violin Competition the following year, as well as winning 1st Prize at the Lipinski and Wieniawski International Violin Competition in 2009. She has also given performances for NPR’s “From the Top” and NBC’s “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. This violin is fantastically responsive under both the left and right hands, with a flexible sound that can be soft and intimate or loud and bombastic as the player wills. It is a true player’s instrument, suitable to any style or ensemble, making it the perfect fit for the versatile musician and a great workhorse for building repertoire on.