Primo Contavalli studied with his father Luigi, quickly surpassing him. He was immediately successful, winning a silver medal at an important exhibition in Rome in 1920 when he was only 21 years old. Clearly, his finest work is from the 1920’s and 1930’s. This beautiful violin is an excellent example of his best work. Because of its superb tone, this fine violin would be an excellent choice for the professional musician.