As students progress, they hone and develop a new musical awareness and perception. As this happens, they will probably discover the limitations within their first instrument. A beginner's instrument does not claim to be a 'for ever' instrument. It just allows you to start learning music without costing too much. When the time comes to look for a better instrument, it is wise to make your choice from as wide a selection of instruments as possible, thereby enabling you to test one instrument against another within the same acoustic. This will greatly assist you in matching the instruments character with your tonal requirements. We may be able to part-exchange your first instrument, so do bring it in! Also bring along some of your music, preferably not too difficult, to enable you to concentrate on the instruments rather than on the music.
This viola will charm you with its beautiful antique looks and its refined tone. Complete with a Cardiff violins set-up (as described in the Setting up for success section) and Obligato strings, this viola will be the ideal companion to anyone advancing to the upper grades.
SIZE only Full size
Hand-crafted by very skilled Chinese luthiers who age it to perfection and finish it with a beautiful antique varnish, the Con Passione never ceases to astound us with its looks, sound and price!
PRICE £ 1,200 viola only
FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS : If you order online, one of our assistants will select the best viola available on the day of your order .
Antique and New Instruments
We also have a selection of antique and new instruments that will suit students of intermediate to more advanced levels, starting from £ 1,000. To arrange an appointment to come and try some of these instruments or to make further enquiries, please call us on 029 20 22 77 61.
Please note that antique violins CANNOT be purchased through the assisted purchase scheme.