Scott Shu-kun Cao is
listed among the best-known contemporary violin
makers in the world. His instruments are currently
in the hands of soloists, famous professional
players and collectors. For their tonal quality,
Scott's instruments are renowned. Among makers,
Scott's violins are said to not only project a
beautiful sound but are also aesthetically superior.
He is one of the most famous violin makers in the
world. His instruments are renowned for their
superior tone, great sound projection, and elegance.
In the past 15 years, he has won quite a few
international violin-making competition awards. Five
out of six times, Scott's instruments were awarded
"tone prize" by the International Competition
Committee of Violin Society of America.
For the past ten
years, Scott has been devoting himself to not only
the study of world famous violin models but to
making copies of them. As an experienced luthier,
Scott can tailor his instruments to meet the tonal
preference and requirements of special players.
In recent years, more and more internationally
renowned string players and collectors have set high
values on Mr Scott Cao's instruments. Many of them
own and collect Scott's violins. Ithzak Perlman, one
of the greatest violinist in the world, highly
praised Scott as "one of the best makers I have
met". Moreover, Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy, Misha
Maisky, Lin Yaoji, Sheng Zhongguo, Yu Lina, Bin
Huang and Xie Nan own and use Scott's violins for