Sesto Rocchi was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He spent most of his productive years in S. Polo d’Enza (Reggio Emilia) and received over 17 international competition awards, from 1952 to 1966. Maestro Sesto Rocchi created as many as ten quartets. Famous world expert Eric Blot describes the maker as using «Stradivarian, Amatise and Guarneri models.
The sonority is always excellent». «Liuteria Italiana vol. 1» – Eric Blot  1994. After training as a violinist he started making his own instruments and in 1929 joined the Parma Violin Making School under Maestros Gaetano & Pietro Sgarabotto. On completion of his diploma he visited Giacomo and Leandro Bisiach’s family in Milan and spent time with Leandro Bisiach inVenegono. He always used optimum material quality, which emphasises the precise and clean finishing of his instruments. Constantly experimenting with varnish he applied a light orange to brownish red to his instruments.
All instruments were given a nickname written on the labels, and a circular brand with his initials -RS-. However, he only had one apprentice throughout his career, Arturo Virgoletti from San Polo d’Enza, who in turn had only one student, his nephew, Paolo Virgoletti. The Emilia Romagna tradition lives on but more specifically San Paolo d’Enza. The Sesto ROCCHI 1968 viola is in mint condition. Great sound, wonderful wood quality and exceptional balance.
length : 42.35 cm
upper bout : 19.55 cm
lower bout : 25.55 cm
鑑定書：Carlson & Neumann