Renske Doens, Rare Violin and Viola of Nicolas Lupot (1758-1824)
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During an Erasmus exchange in Poland Renske built the Viotti model of Stradivarius (1709). This instrument is interesting because it was one of the first Italian violins that ended up in France, and with its style and Italian perfection it managed to convince the French luthiers to refine and standardise their style.
Back in Belgium, Renske built a violin (1783) and a viola (1781) by Nicolas Lupot, who was a key figure in these reforms, often overshadowed by his contemporaries. Two unique instruments, from a time way before the adaptation of the Italian style, from a time before the French standard, showed us what a violin would have looked like, inspired by its father François Lupot and the German style under Jacob Stainer.
Marcin Krupa (PL);
Antoni Krupa (PL);
Honorata Stalmierska (PL);
Paul Noulet (FR);
Atelier Guy Coquoz, Paris (FR);
Musée de la lutherie et de l’archèterie française, Mirecourt (FR);
Anne Sophie Trivin (FR);
Iris Carr (GB);
Musikinstrumentenbauschule, Mittenwald (GR);
l’Ecole Nationale de Lutherie, Mirecourt (FR);
Stephan Von Baehr (FR);
My father for driving me everywhere I needed to be on time