Looking for a high-performance violin or viola?
Joseph Curtin builds instruments to meet your needs in the most demanding musical contexts, from auditions and competitions to solo recitals and concertos. Violins and violas may be available for immediate purchase. Otherwise, one can be built for you on a commission basis. Please contact us if you’d like to try an instrument, discuss a commission, or visit the studios. Note that we deal only with instruments by Joseph Curtin, or by Curtin & Alf.
Joseph Curtin has built violins for some of the most distinguished artists of our time, including Erick Friedman, 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.