Violin by Mark Jennings, Stradivari pattern, Cornwall 2017
On leaving school at 18 Mark studied Musical Instrument Technology at Merton College, London, graduating with
distinction. He then went on to the internationally renowned Newark School of Violin Making, again graduating with distinction.
On graduation from Newark, Mark restored and repaired for the Royal College of Music before setting up his workshop in Cornwall. Seventeen years on, Mark has become a fine and established contemporary maker. His violins, violas and cellos are played by musicians all over the world.
In any discipline of the arts it is important to refresh, improve and learn new skills. Over the last seven years Mark has studied Antiquing and Copying Techniques with Samuel Zygmuntowicz; Varnish and Colour Theory with Gregg Alf; Fine Restoration with Hans Nebel. All of these courses taking place at the Nicolo Paganini Convention at Parma, Italy.
The two piece front of spruce of medium grain. The two piece back of medium curl ascending across the back from the centre joint. The pegbox and scroll of similar curl. The ribs of less pronounced medium curl.
- Length of back 355mm
- Width upper bout 169mm
- Width middle bout 111mm
- Width lower bout 207mm