C. Camilli Violin Loan by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben

Sumina was loaned a fine italian violin by violinmaker Camillo Camilli, made in Mantua, Italy in 1731, upon selection of the german foundation "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben", which annually distributes fine instruments to young established musicians in Germany.

Camillo Camilli is considered one of the finest 18th Century makers of the Mantua School. Although his primary violin making mentor was Antonio Zanotti, Camilli was heavily influenced by Pietro Guarneri’s violin making style. Camilli instruments are known for their superior craftsmanship, which features appealing materials and a lovely golden-orange varnish married with the high arching of Guarneri and Amati-inspired scrolls.