Riccardo Bergonzi viola
Length of back 16 1/8 inches. Made in Cremona in 2005. Labelled and branded by the maker.
Riccardo Bergonzi (b.1961) trained initially with Stefan Conia before entering the Violinmaking School in Cremona where he graduated with a Gold Medal. This viola is being sold by a professional player and teacher who has upgraded to another instrument. Yuri has used this instrument as Guest Principal Violist with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, and we can confirm it is a very fine instrument. It is in almost new condition, and has been set up by Yuri Djachenko and David Patterson, with Corelli Alliance Vivace strings. It is being sold at the current exchange rate price plus GST for a new viola from the maker, who presently has a lengthy waiting list.