Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-940
Maker: Tetsuo Matsuda
Description: Tetsuo Matsuda was born in a village in Akita, Japan in 1945. In 1977 he moved to Italy and enrolled in a violin making school in Cremona. Matsuda was an extremely dedicated student. He conducted research on every aspect of violin construction and experimented with various techniques of old masters and contemporary makers. His work improved quickly. Mastuda won a fifth place award at the Wieniawski Competition in 1981 and second place at the Cremona Competition in 1982.
After his graduation, Matsuda moved to Chicago to work at a violin shop where he had some connections. Inspired by the vibrant music scene in Chicago, Matsuda synthesized his knowledge of Italian violin making with the techniques of modern American makers. He won a gold medal from the Violin Society of America in 1984. In 1993, he established his own shop in Chicago. Today, Matsuda is a master luthier. He has presented his work internationally to great acclaim.
This viola is in excellent condition. Back Length: 16 1/2” (42.2 cm.) String Length: 14 7/8” (37.8 cm.)
Terms: This viola is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this viola, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.