A VIOLIN BY PIETRO GUARNERI, MANTUA, c. 1700 ‡
Labeled, "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis fecit Mantuae sub tit. Sanctae Teresia 1703."
The head later.
Illustrated in "Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers, Volume 1" by Karel Jalovec, page 363.
LOB: 35.6 cm
Judah (Jo) Juda was a Dutch violinist of Jewish descent, studying with Alexandre Moskowsky, Oskar Back and Carl Flesch. He held the position of concertmaster of the Amsterdam Bach Orchestra (1934-1936), Orchestral Association Arnhem (1936-1937) and Groninger Orkest Vereniging (1937-1939) and, after the Second World War, the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1963 to 1974 he was the concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.
As a soloist he also performed extensively and premieried works by several Dutch composers. He taught at the Conservatory of Maastricht, the Hague Conservatory and Conservatory of Amsterdam. His students include Dutch violinist André Rieu.
Jo Juda owned this Pietro Guarneri of Mantua violin from 1947 to 1972.
- Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, London (Mar 27 2023)
- Dendrochronology report: Peter Ratcliff, London (Jan 27 2023) Dates the latest ring of the bass and treble side as 1692 and 1691, respectively. Printed report available for purchase upon request
- Certificate: Vatelot-Rampal, Paris (Mar 12 2020)
- Letter certificate: Michael Baumgartner, Basel (Jan 19 1988)
- Letter certificate: Fritz Baumgartner (photocopy), Basel (Jun 26 1972)
- Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (Jun 18 1947) in the name of Jo Juda
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