Girolamo Amati 1629 up close 15 5 17

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by

Getting ready to record, there’s rehearsal, and practise, and the time with the instrument, in silence. When the music demands as much colour, timbre, detail and truth as Mihailo Trandafilovski’s, everything feels up close, the very fibre of the wood, patina and ground of the varnish, the hand of the maker, part of the process.

Bass side F hole up close 15 5 17

extraordinary marquetry 15 5 17

Maker’s mark.

Back of the slab-cut scroll-as masterpiece. 15 5 17