Viola d’Amore 12 strings

December 2012


Viola d’amore inspired by Franz Ostler (Vienne, 1727)


Most of the time, the personal touch of a viola d’amore is characterized with its sculpture and its decorations.

According to the wish of Catherine Martin, we decided to decorated the instrument with a cat’head. So that sculpture be in harmony with the instrument, I was inspired by a representation of the goddess Bastet (in reference of the Egyptian mythology) which, between its multiple facets, symbolizes also music and love…