12th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition 2011

Prize Giving Ceremony

12th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition, May 2011

First Prize: Min Sung Kim (South Korea) for instrument "Hangang"

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Min Sung Kim

Date: 2010

Town: Cremona

Country: Italy

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-269

Provenance: made for the 2011 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; obtained on 15 Dec. 2011

Description: maker’s own model; two-piece spruce belly with clear graining, two-piece flame maple back; oil varnish in yellow-brown shades; for solo performance

Inscriptions: printed label in a double frame, reading: [monogram SM in a circle] / MIN SUNG KIM CREMONENSIS / Fece nell ‘anno (2010) / [hand signature]; KIL burned near the endpin

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 167 mm, lower bout 209 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: First Prize at the 2011 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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