Giulio Degani violin, Venice 1914
Giulio Degani and his father Eugenio were the leading makers in Venice in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Giulio joined his father’s workshop at a very early age, and rapidly acquired considerable skill, winning gold medals for his violins in 1898, 1906 and 1911. This elegant violin is typical of his work in the two decades following his father’s death and before he left Italy for the USA, combining many of the distinctive traits his father developed, while adding his own, more modern touch. This violin has a brilliant, clear, projecting tone across all registers and will make an excellent instrument for an advanced student or professional player.