Ifshin Violins
Rare & Fine Instruments

The Ifshin Collection of Fine Violas

If you are looking for a fine viola it is a good time to visit Ifshin Violins! We would like to extend an invitation to you to visit us to see and try some of these exceptional instruments.


More than $20,000

Celeste Farotti

Celeste Farotti

Milan, 1970, 16 7/16". Farotti was a pupil of his great uncle Celeste Farotto. He is considered a very fine make and we are especially fond of his violas. This beautiful viola has a full, dark and warm tone.


Bruno Barbieri

Bruno Barbieri

Mantua, 1981, 16 1/8”


Ada Quaranta

Ada Quaranta

Turin, 2006, 16 1/4". Ada Quaranta’s instruments are in great demand because of their great quality. She studied at the Cremona school beginning in 1990 after receiving her diploma in violin performance. After graduation, she worked in some of the most important shops in Germany and France. She has won numerous awards for her work. We are pleased to be able to offer this fine example of her work.


Caesar Castelli

Caesar Castelli

Ascoli Piceno, 1961. 16 1/2". A student of Constantine Celani and Giuseppe Ornati, Castelli won over a dozen prizes before passing away in 2003 at the age of 91. He worked in his native Ascoli Piceno, making over 200 violins, 70 violas, and 30 cellos. His workmanship is of the highest quality. This viola has a strong, rich tone and is very responsive.


Bruno Barbieri

Bruno Barbieri

Mantua, 1969, 16½". From a large family of violin makers, Bruno had several masters including Giuseppe Ornati. He has won numerous awards including the gold medal at the 5th Cremona Biennial Competition in 1971.