Luigi Rovatti


Inventory no.: 2.255.3B4D.P Luigi Rovatti 1925 03/21
Maker: Luigi Rovatti
Region: Italy
Year: c.1925
Tone: Clean, Warm, Resonant



This violin has all the characteristics of Rovatti (1863-1931) who emigrated from Italy to Buenos Aires, Argentina and established his shop in 1885. Rovatti studied with three very well know Italian makers: Enrico Ceruti and Joseph and Enrico Rocca in Genoa. His instruments are sought after in North and South America. Its immediately striking merits include the confidence with which the interestingly grained tone woods were selected and the aesthetic sensitivity with which they were carved; other features include the independently crafted model with its flat table and the typical shape of the sound holes. The rich coat of orange-brownish oil varnish and the expressive scroll are finishing touches to the clear homage to the Italian violin making tradition that defines the entire instrument. Supported by a great clarity and radiance, the violin, which has been maintained in perfect condition, has a reliability and lightness in the wealth of timbre and its pleasant warmth open up in terms of delightful options for musical interpretation.


Title: Wieniawski Violin Concerto no.2, 3rd Movement by Georgii Moroz

Title: Bach Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, Allemanda.

Violin Has Own Identity

*Percentages shown below are an accurate indicator of the violin’s respective characteristics among TMX’s collection of violins.

Warm 90%
Resonant 85%
Clean 85%


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