Photo: Jan Petter Lilja Bye
Sarah-Erin Hurtado Bye with her current violin.
Scientists now think they've understood what makes an instrument world class unique for centuries - wood density! A Stradivarius is world known for its quality, but there are others as well. These instruments are so valuable, artists cannot afford them. Sponsors with a need to create a cultural image lend instruments to star players.
Credit: Stoel BC, Borman TM
I just LOVE these violins!