Simone Sacconi, part 1Dmitry Gindin
The boy from Rome who bucked the trend of Italian violin making and took the art of copying to a new level
Stradivari Medici Quintet, part 1Alessandra Barabaschi
Who commissioned Antonio Stradivari to make a set of instruments for the Medici family in 1690 – and how many instruments did he actually make?
Vicente AssensioJorge Pozas
The instruments of Spanish violin maker Vicente Assensio are extremely rare – but that's hardly surprising given he was also a scientist, inventor and priest
Violin Making in Turin, part 4: the 20th centuryPhilip J. Kass
How the 20th-century Turin school emerged under the leadership of Fagnola and Oddone – neither of whom learnt their craft from the city's previous makers