Cesare Castelli 1952

Asculi Piceno



   A fine Italian violin in excellent condition by Cesare Castelli of Asculio Piceno in the Marche region of Italy.

   Castelli was born in 1912 and died in 1982. He apprenticed to Constantine Celani then Giuseppe Ornati. He won numerous medals

   including the medal of gold at Pegli in 1971.

   Brinser, in his guide to modern Italian makers, rates Castelli a two star maker. Brinser only awarded three stars to the very top tier makers

   like Scarampella, Poggi and Rocca. Of the 165 violins known to have been made by Castelli the one pictured here, number 45,

   exhibits excellent tonal properties and is eminently suitable for the concert stage.




Last Updated: October 16, 2011