Looking for a concert violin or viola?
Joseph Curtin has built instruments for some of the most distinguished artists of our time, including Erick Friedmann, Ilya Kaler, Cho-Liang Lin, Elmar Oliveira, Yehudi Menuhin, and Ruggiero Ricci. In 2005, Curtin was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013, the “ex-Ricci” Curtin & Alf violin sold in auction for $132,000, a world record price for work by living makers.
If you are currently in the market, traditional and ultralight instruments may be available for immediate purchase. Otherwise, one can be built for you on commission. Call us at (734) 665-1303 or send an email. Please note that we deal only with instruments by Joseph Curtin or Curtin & Alf.
Listen to some of our instruments in performance
Karisa Chui’s gold-medal performance of Brahms Concerto
Ilya Kaler’s impromptu performance of Kreisler’s Recitativo & Scherzo
Erick Friedman plays Debussy/Heifetz Beau Soir