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Violin Maker
Gawang Jung

Cremona, Italy

Born in South Korea in 1990, Gawang studied at the renowned violin making school in Cremona and graduated in 2015under the guidance of Maestro Massimo Ardoli. The maker, also, holds a few awards in violin making.Read more

Short Bio

Full Name: Gawang Jung

Age: 32

Highlights

Experience: 10 Years

New making style: New

Credentials

Skilful young maker

Innovative Maker

Graduated from Stradivari school of violin making in Cremona

Award holder

Awards

Gold Medal for Violoncello at the XV° “Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria “Antonio Stradivari”

Gold Medal “Simone Fernando Sacconi” for most deserving in the under 30s section at the XV° “Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria “Antonio Stradivari”

“Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte” Award for best violin maker of foreign origin who resides and works in Italy.

“Cremona Mondomusica” Award, given by “Cremona Fiere” to participate at the Mondomusica fair in Cremona in 2019.

Locally making

Cremona, Italy

Maker Background

From Incheon, South Korea. Gawang Jung was born in 1990 and it was after finishing his studies at the technological high school that he decided to follow his passion in classical music, especially the violin. From this point on, Gawang came across the luthier world and develop an interest in violin making.

He saw the luthier profession as the right thing for his life. With the dream of joining the world-renowned violin-making school in Cremona, Gawang Jung started studying Italian the fundamentals of stringed instrument construction. In 2012 he enrolled the school and took place in the third years class. Accompanied by his dedication, he graduated in 2015 under the guidance of Maestro Massimo Ardoli.

In 2016 he became an apprentice in the workshop of Maestro Francesco Toto. Once finished his formative years he stayed at the Francesco Toto’s workshop to work.

The work of Gawang has been recognized in competitions as well. In 2018, when he was still working at the Meastro workshop, he participated in the international violin-making competition “XV° Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria “Antonio Stradivari” and got the gold medal for the overall winner in the cello section.

Maker Interview

Why your instruments are so special?

I seek perfection in every small detail of my work as I believe it to be the secret of the finished instrument’s beauty and the quality of its sound.

I see violin making as a tireless pursuit of harmony of form and sound. In my work there is joy, but also a great commitment to create unique instruments that will endure over time.

What is your inspiration?

I believe that the beauty of the form and the quality of vibration respond to the same laws both in very small details and over large dimensions.

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