Mr. Chris Arden asked me to make a violin for him inspired to the "immense" personality
CHRIS ARDEN YSAŸE
a Guarneri del Gesù model violin
made by Marcello Villa
of Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe (Liegi, 1858 – Bruxelles, 1931).
I decided to take inspiration from the style of "ex Ysaÿe" 1740 Guarneri del Gesù violin.
During the making process my passion, personality and workmanship aimed to make a tribute to great Ysaÿe.
Arden has realized a great project: a prestigious book entitled
"Hommage à quatre Géants", dedicated to four artists from Belgian
Charles De Bériot,
Eugène Ysaÿe and
book shows the photos of four violins and bows commissioned from the
author Mr. Arden to four contemporary violinmakers and three
bowmakers, as well as relevant biographical information.
It was a tribute of each of them to the four "Géants":
Bruno Dreux, Michael Köberling, Dario Vettori, Marcello Villa and
Emmanuel Charlier, Edwin Clément, Yannick Le Canu.
this book aims to be to engrave, in the collective memory, the merits
of the immense violinists and the talented creators of instruments" Chris Arden, 2016