Birth : 1881 in Browarki (Ukraine) Death : 1939 in Paris (Ile de France)


Also Known as COROLLA or COROLIA


Jean-Baptiste Leonidas NADEGINI, also known as "Corolla" or "Corolia", is the son of Alexandro Salvatore NADEGINI, an Italian violin maker who moved to Russia at the end of the 19th century.
J.B. Leonidas NADEGINI began his apprenticeship with his father before joining Frantz SPIDLEN's workshop in Moscow (the successor of SALZARD).
J.B. Leonidas NADEGINI moved to Paris where he established himself at 32 rue Legendre.
In 1912 he moves his workshop 104 rue des Dames, then in 1918, 205 ter, rue de Vanves,
before ultimately moving to what seems his last address, 140 rue Saint Charles, as stated on the label of a violin date 1930.

JB L Nadegini has left a large production of violins, violas and cellos made mainly after the classical Italian masters. His catalogue also presents a production of “Viole d’amour” but until now we have not seen any instrument of that type by this maker.
For the violas, beside classical models, JB Leonidas NADEGINI developed a personal model after the suggestions of M. Maurice VIEUX, viola teacher at the Paris Conservatory of music.

Beside his own instruments, JB Leonidas NADEGINI developed a production of student quality instrument produced by the workshop of Amédée DIEUDONNÉ in Mirecourt.

Label & stamp

- Printed label on the inside back, with a signature on the label.
- Small oval stamp to the inside back reading "NADEGINI PARIS"
- Some instruments bear a signature by ink to the inside with name and date.
Also, more scarcely, a stamp on the outside back, at the heel of the neck, which reads:

Honors & awards
1907: Gold medal for sonority, Saint Petersbourg competition.


Bows stamped NADEGINI were generally crafted by the J. Thibouville Lamy workshop.

- Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers, by René Vannes.
- Catalogue Leonidas Nadegini, Roland Terrier website.
- Catalogue Comptoir Musical de France, Roland Terrier Webiste.
(More specfic publication references are available in our Bibliography section.)

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