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The ‘da Vinci of Violins’ Sells for $3.5million at Auction

A rare GUARNERIUS violin used by Régis Pasquier in the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world was sold by Claude Aguttes, of Aguttes auction house for 3.3 million Euros (£3.5m), in Paris on Friday June 3, 2022. Aguttes Auction House sold this extremely rare violin that has belonged to world renowned violinist, Régis Pasquier for more than twenty years and has accompanied him in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. “There are many violins,...

The Art of the Luthier in Creating Timeless Violins

Is there anything more exciting than a concert violinist standing in front of a full symphony orchestra, ready to share with the world the beauty of Tchaikovsky? Perhaps a soloist playing on their own beautifully hand-crafted instrument. Once a violinist reaches a certain level of expertise, the next step in their career is to locate a violin made specifically to suit their requirements. We round up places to find elegant and excellent violins around the...

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