Hungarian luthier Béla Szepessy was born in Budapest in 1856 and died in Tyrol, Austria in 1925. He apprenticed with Sámuel Nemessány in Budapest and Alajos Engleder in Munich before taking a job at the celebrated workshop of Thomas Zach in Vienna from 1874-1879. In 1881, he moved to London to establish his own workshop, where he would become one of the most prolific and influential makers in England.
Very highly regarded for their exceptional craftsmanship and tone quality, Szepessy's violins and violas are extremely desirable among professional players.
Bela Szepessy, London 1923 356 mm 4/4