In Europe, the violin can be traced back to the 9th century. Its origins are varied. The current from of the violin is the product of more than 500 years of evolution. It emerged in the early 16th century in northern Italy. By the mid-18th century, the violin had become one of the most popular solo instruments in Europe. The violin is a truly versatile instrument, whose ethereal sounds can lift our spirits, reminiscent of our heavenly origins.