Ansaldo Poggi (1893-1984) has been hailed as ‘Stradivari of the 20th century’. Probably the most renowned of Giuseppe Fiorini's students, Poggi wonderfully illustrated the Bolognese style.
As a violinist himself, Poggi deeply understood the players’ feelings and preferences for the playing quality. He exercised total control over his technique, with great capacity to control the board thickness and sound quality. His works are designed for soloists. In addition to their exquisite precision, Poggi's instruments are well regarded for their excellent playing qualities, rich in tone and with strong penetrating power, and they are very easy for the musicians to control the volume of the sound. Therefore, the ‘Poggi tone’, regarded as a highlight of the master, sets him apart from the other violin makers in the 20th-century Italy and is well known among the musicians.
Based on the Stradivari model, the violin made by Ansaldo Poggi in 1962 is an exceptional piece of the master. It is highly regarded by many distinguished musicians for its rich and powerful sound.