Gizmo? You mean that cute thing from the movie ‘Gremlins’? While I could see Vanessa-Mae owning such a cute animal, the answer is ‘no’. “Gizmo” is the affectionate name she has given her violin, which was made by GIOVANNI BATTISTA GUADAGNINI in 1761. Why? Before we proceed, we should explore the wondrous instrument known as… Continue reading Vanessa-Mae calls her Guadagnini violin “Gizmo”. Why is that?