For more than a decade, Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artist and composer, Máiréad Nesbitt has enchanted millions of fans around the world as the Celtic violinist and founding member of the globetrotting music phenomenon Celtic Woman. Loyal fans of all ages, across geographical and cultural boundaries far beyond the musical heritage of Ireland, have adored her beguiling stage presence and versatile instrumental talents. As the featured violin soloist on all 11 Celtic Woman albums, each title achieved the coveted #1 slot on the Billboard World Music Chart.
Máiréad solo albums Raining Up and new album Hibernia charted on 4 separate Billboard Album Charts. World Music Charts; Classical Crossover Charts, Classical Charts and Heatseeker Charts.
The Máiréad Nesbitt “Matthias Albani” Viennese Elite Model Violin
This Master Art copy of Máiréad Nesbitt’s pedigree Mathias Albani Violin affords the fine tonal qualities of this fine pedigree master violin with an most aged appearance varnish. This fine Máiréad Viennese Model Violin has an extremely strong projection, with great depth and evenness in all registers… so much so that Máiréad has used this instrument for international performances – alongside her actual Albani Violin.
Description of the Máiréad Viennese Elite Model Violin is as follows:
Top table is two-piece of fine vertical grained spruce
Back table is one-piece moderately flamed maple
Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table
Scroll and neck are of moderately flamed maple
Varnish is light brownish amber color, quite antiqued in nature
This violin was designed under the auspices of Máiréad Nesbitt, and completed in the shop of Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd., New York.
Overall body length: 356 mm.
Width at the upper bout: 158 mm.
Width at the center bout: 112.5 mm.
Width at the lower bout: 204 mm.
The Máiréad Viennese Elite Model Violin fully setup full in the Kolstein shop with:
* Wittner Fine Tune Pegs
* Highly seasoned Aubert or Despeau Bridge
* Dominant or Peter Infeld Strings from Thomastik -Infeld, Vienna
* Hill style Ebony Tailpiece with requested fine tuners.
* Máiréad Nesbitt braided Carbon Fiber bow.
* Custom Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violin Collection case from Jakob Winter, Germany.
* Kolstein Violin Rosin.
* Certificate of authenticity signed by Máiréad Nesbitt.
Outfit list price $4400.00
Quote by Máiréad;
“I have had the absolute pleasure of playing this fine instrument – the Máiréad “Matthias Albani” Viennese Elite Violin model – on different high profile stages including Rocktopia on Broadway and on Fleadh TV in Ireland going live worldwide. I noticed straight away the ease of this beautiful instrument, which enabled me to play these different styles from Celtic to Rock to Classical in comfort and confidence.
I now have the luxury of owning this beautiful replica of my beloved Matthias Albani violin to use in circumstances that may be too extreme for my own violin. This is a huge bonus for me and possibly for many professional violinists who potentially have their priceless violins out in extreme conditions. To have a spare violin of unique professional quality alongside my own violin on stage, for indoors AND outdoors, affords me peace of mind no matter what happens! I absolutely love playing my Máiréad “Matthias Albani” Viennese Elite Violin model with it’s deep tonal quality and projection. It is a perfect companion!”