Order the Passion-Tradition Mirecourt violin quinton by the Guan Kaiming workshop. These extremely high-quality instruments are based on the most beautiful templates that used to be built in the home of French violin-making – Mirecourt.
Passion-Tradition – Guan Kaiming workshop
Beijing – China
Characteristics of a Passion-Tradition Mirecourt baroque violin
Mirecourt is the home of French manufacture. For centuries, this small town in the Vosges has gained world-wide recognition for its violin-making.
This series of violins is a tribute to the production of the legendary workshop in Mirecourt, France. For centuries, these affordable violins contributed to make music accessible to everyone. There are still many copies of the famous Medio-Fino or Mi-fin violin, also known as the “violin at 5 francs”. Despite their rough look and their distinctive varnish, these violins display outstanding sound, and thus have been used for generations.
What I offer you today is however very different from the instruments that used to be built in Mirecourt. Firstly, they are entirely handmade in limited series in the famous Guan Kaiming workshops. A handful of violin-makers select the spruce and maple for their sound qualities. Then they built all the parts of a violin, viola, or cello. Finally, the instruments are varnished with alcohol, in keeping with the French tradition.
Although the Mirecourt productions are the models of these violins, the Kaiming ones have a fingerboard, saddles, pegsand chinrest made of ebony. This wasn’t always the case back at that time.
What is Passion-Tradition?
Passion-Tradition is the label of the instruments made in the Guan Kaiming workshops, in Beijing. For the last 15 years, these instruments have been imported in France and Europe, and have been praised by both amateurs and professionals.
These bowed string instruments are entirely handmade by the 11 violin-makers of Guan Kaiming. They offer a wide variety of instruments, for all levels from to beginner to soloist.
What your violin-maker thinks of the Passion-Tradition Mirecourt violin
Passion-Tradition quintons are a great example of high-quality Chinese production. The last 15 years, they have received many good reviews by both teachers and professionals. Their success is probably linked to the neat finish and great sound performances, as long as they have been carefully setup and prepared.
Besides, the Mirecourt series is the most affordable by the Guan Kaiming workshop. Although it is perfect for studying, this series can also be used at a higher level.