The Cremona Museo Del Violino has published the winners of the “Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco “Antonio Stradivari”“, which they describe as the “Olympics of Violin Making”, and with 445 instruments submitted by 334 makers from 31 countries, you can see why. As well, of all the categories, only a single gold was awared.
Canadian Viateur Roy took the silver prizes for Violin and Cello! (no Gold was awared in either case). Davide Sora won Bronze for Violin (check out his amazing YouTube videos) that went well with his special prize from the Polish Union of of Violin Makers, for the violin with the best acoustic qualities!