We felt that this violin was a standout from our most recent Cremona Show and decided to buy it for our collection. Marianne Jost is from Switzerland and started her training at the Cremona school of violin making in 1993, graduating in 1997. She also worked with a number of master teachers like Vicenzo and Francesco Bissolotti and Giovanni Lucci for bow making. She has won a number of awards over the years. This beautifully crafted violin has a big, brilliant responsive tone.