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Violin Viola Cello, by Scott Shu-Kun Cao

During the past fifteen years, Scott has won many awards in international competitions. Five times out of six, Scott Cao was awarded the "tone" award by the Violin Society of America's international competition committee. The following is a list of awards:

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Awards

  • First place award for tone and violin 1990 Violin Maker's Association of British Columbia
  • 3rd place in 1994 international competition of Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy
  • Silver medal for violin 1996 Annual International Competition
  • Silver medal for viola 1996 Annual International Competition of VSA
  • Silver medal for cello 1998 Annual International Competition of VSA
  • Silver medal for violin 2010 Annual International Competition of VSA
  • Tone award for violin 1986 VSA Competition
  • Tone award for violin 1992 VSA Competition
  • Tone award for violin 2008 VSA Competition
  • Tone award for violin 2010 VSA Competition
  • Tone award for viola 1988 VSA Competition
  • Tone award for viola 2010 VSA Competition
  • Worksmanship award for viola 1988 VSA Competition
  • Worksmanship award for violin 2010 VSA Competition

Scott's violins are consistently getting great feedbacks and compliments from professionals:

Scott, your violin sounds beautiful. I love it, I love it!

Elmar Oliveira

Wow, huge sound! It's an incredible violin

Sarah Chang

Scott, this is an excellent violin! Can I buy it?

Gidon Kremer

Mr.Cao is one of the better makers I have met!

Itzhak Perlman

I have my Scott Shu-Kun Cao violin, because it has excellent tonal quality. I use it in my orchestra instead of my old French violin made by Gand.

Mark Volkert

Acting Concert master of San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Scott, I can't believe a new violin sounds so good. I like it very much. Congratulations!

Byung WooKim

Concert master of San Jose Symphony Orchrestra

My Scott Cao violin was used interchangeably with the Isaac Stern Panette del Gesu while recording my latest CD.

Bin Hwang

Soloist, First place Paganini competition