The Main Prize of the V International Violin Competition named after Yu. I. Yankelevich is an antique violin made by the Italian master Giulio Degani in 1901.
The main prize is selected for each competition by the Honorary President Vladimir Spivakov personally. The violin, made at the very beginning of the XX century, was purchased for the V International Violin Competition named after Yu. I. Yankelevich from the French collector, expert and restorer Serge Boyer.
Giulio Degani is a violin maker, son and apprentice of Eugenio Degani. Multiple times his works won in exhibitions of master musical instruments. The violin, which will be the main prize of the V International Violin Competition named after Yu.I. Yankelevich, was crafted by him in the workshop of his father in Venice. The maker's label depicts the gold medal of the exhibition in Turin. The violin is very similar to the instruments of his father Eugenio Degani, has the same unique shape, a special kind of varnish, but a larger, "masculine" scroll. The sound of violins by Degani is pure, clear and has the same Italian touch that is appreciated by connoisseurs.