Violins

The Smithsonian's priceless collection of musical instruments are brought to life through the the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society's exhibitions, concerts, tours, broadcasts, recordings, and educational programs. View violins and portraits of violinists and fiddle players in the Smithonian's collections. Read about research to understand the engineering and craftsmanship that Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) built into each of his renowned instruments.

 

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