My initial impression of Stefano Gibertoni’s beautifully made cello was a very responsive instrument with a real quality tone. It has even power throughout and clarity with all types of bow strokes, whilst always maintaining a mellow tone in the upper register. My Gibertoni cello blends well in chamber ensembles, but can also hold its own in large symphony orchestras.
–Zoe Fairhurst, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, and others
I purchased my Gibertoni violin in 2005 as a new instrument. The violin is extremely dynamic, with a warm and vibrant lower register, and a sweet and telling sound in the upper register, it plays evenly across all four strings, and has the very qualities one hopes to find in a good Italian instrument. I feel fortunate that I was able to purchase it. The reason I bought this violin is quite simple. Once I had picked it up and began play it, I couldn’t put it down.
–Ralph Dawson, ex Ulster Orchestra, Opera North, and presently freelance musician
I was delighted to have the opportunity to acquire my Gibertoni viola. The instrument itself is a superb technical example of fine craftsmanship and this is combined with excellent playing and tonal qualities. My Gibertoni viola ihas been greatly admired as both a playing instrument and a wonderful example of viola making at its best.
–Owen Little, Manchester, freelance musician
The purchase of my Gibertoni violin came about totally by accident, as I was quite content with my old instrument. However, once I had tried it, I couldn’t imagine not having it. The violin is so easy to play and has a beautiful even sound across all four strings as well as excellent tonal variety.
Having had the violin since April 2006, I have experienced the instrument maturing and mellowing and also had excellent service from Stefano, who is always keen to see his instruments again.
–Helen Greig, Opera North
Over the past 15 years or so I have sold Gibertoni violins, violas and cellos to many professional players including the RNCM.
Stefano always pays great attention to detail when making, but in my opinion the outstanding feature is the excellent direct tonal quality that is paramount to a professional musician and seems to be consistent in all the instrument he makes
If you are looking for a reasonable priced Italian stringed instrument of professional quality I recommend you try a Stefano Gibertoni first.
–Clive Morrison Violin Studio Sheffield
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my cello after the adjustments you made today. I can’t believe such a small thing could make such a big difference! My cello sounds much more resonant and much warmer.
My Gibertoni violin is a pleasure to play, it has power, direction, and is even on all strings whilst always remaining sensitive to the bow.
–Andy Long, Assistant Leader, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying the violin. It has great sound,very even across the strings – and it looks wonderful, everyone agrees.
Richard Howarth (was leader of Manchester Camerata) tried it yesterday and was very enthusiastic – Fabulous , he said!
Maestro, BRAVO!!!!! Practicing on your violin NOW! Talk to you again in details about how I feel. You did a GREAT job!
–Mervyn Goh, Orchestra Conductor & violin tutor, Singapore