Here is a Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque cello, a high-quality student outfit based on what used to be made in Mirecourt, the home of French violin-making. This cello is just what you need to get started on baroque music. I prepare and adjust it for you with an authentic setup. This way, you can enter this specific repertoire with a sound and a playability as close as that of that period.
Passion-Tradition – Guan Kaiming workshop
Beijing – China
Characteristics of a Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque cello
Mirecourt is the home of French manufacture. For centuries, this small town in the Vosges has gained world-wide recognition for its violin-making.
First and foremost, a baroque cello from the Mirecourt series is a great tool to study early music. You can learn on a perfectly suited instrument with an actual baroque setup – archings, neck, fingerboard, and an overall manufacre very similar to what the musicians used to play with in the baroque era.
The tonewoods used are mostly maple and spruce, but somes fittings are of ebony. The fingerboard and the tailpiece are also of maple and the pegs are of date-plum.
As for the bridge, it is carved after original copies from the baroque period. The cello is fitted with gut strings.
The advantages of a Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque cello
- Firstly, this cello has an authentique baroque setup.
- It is fitted with high-quality Pirastro gut strings.
- Finally, the fittings are after what was made in the baroque era.
What your violin-maker thinks of the Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque cello
Finding a cello to get started on baroque music is no easy feat. Just fitting gut strings on a modern violin won’t do – there are many other details to consider. With this baroque violin series, the cellists can enter the repertoire of early music on a perfectly suited instrument. Discover a sound and an experience that will take you back to this rich musical era!