Violin Chin Rest - Plastic & Brass, post 1925 Object Reg. No: SH 000920

Plastic violin chin rest, used by Angelo Candela, an Italian migrant. Angelo migrated to Australia, at the age of ten, in November 1920 with his father Vincenzo and stepmother Emanuela. Angelo was introduced to music in his hometown of Viggiano from a young age, in Australia he continued to take music lessons from Di Giglio, Briglia and Curcio, specialising in violin. In Melbourne, Angelo began playing in public as early as 1925, when he worked with one of the Lamacchia brothers. He also performed with other Italian musicians, such as Ginnacini and Giovanni Cera, for a number of years. With them Candela established the Argentino Tango Band which successfully performed on radio, as well in the Myer Dining Hall. At the outbreak of World War II, Angelo enlisted in the Australian Army and joined the 3rd Australian Division Concert Party, and travelled around Australia performing with the band. In 1951 Angelo returned to ABC Radio and worked for them for 25 years until retirement.
Black, plastic chin rest for a violin. P-shaped, with an adjustable brass frame, to attach it to the violin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, music, musical instruments
Themes this item is part of: Angelo Candela, Italian Migrant & Musician, 1920, Candela Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Migration Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: musical instrument accessories
User: Angelo Candela, Victoria, Australia, post 1925

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