Purchased in 2012, the Krutz Avant violin was made in their Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers overseen by Anton Krutz from selected European and American maple and spruce wood, aged for 10 years before construction. Anton’s own acoustically enhanced sealer and antiqued oil varnish are used. Ebony or boxwood fittings; Aubert bridge; Thomastik Dominant strings; Ebony or boxwood tailpiece with fine tuner. The instrument is accompanied by a highly rated William Peirce bow purchased 2006.
The combination is on loan its third awardee.