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.

From $10,000 to $20,000

Caesar Castelli

Caesar Castelli

Ascoli Piceno, 1961. 16 1/2"

Bruno Barbieri

Bruno Barbieri

Mantua, 1969, 16 ½

Alessandro Ciciliati

Alessandro Ciciliati

Ferrara, 2008, 16 1/4"

This beautiful, elegant viola has a fine resonant tone.

Brunislaw Cison

Brunislaw Cison

Chicago, 2002, 16 3/8

Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert

Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert

Petaluma, 1991, 16 1/4"

The husband and wife team of Grubaugh and Seifert are well known in the Bay Area, especially for their cellos. This viola is unusual in that it is not antiqued. It is in flawless condition with a superb golden yellow varnish.

Carlos Funes

Carlos Funes

San Francisco, 2010, 15¾”

Leo Aschauer

Leo Aschauer

1954, 16". As one of the most important German makers of his time, Aschauer taught at the famous violin making school in Mittenwald.

Shahramd & Saeid Rezvani

Shahramd & Saeid Rezvani

Los Angeles, 2007. 16”

Werner Voigt

Werner Voigt

Markneukirchen, 1971, made for William Moennig & Sons 16 3/4"

After his training in Markenukirchen, Voigt worked at a number of important shops in Germany and Switzerland. After the war, he opened his workshop in Markneukirchen and became known and respected for his work, winning numerous prizes and other distinctions. This viola has a wonderful, huge tone and is surprisingly comfortable to play, given its size.