Cello's and Violins

In the late 18th century, the changing world took the violin out of churches, salons and taverns, and placed it in larger concert halls to play for bigger audiences, accompanied by bigger orchestras. To cope with this, several radical changes were made to increase the violin’s and cello’s carrying power. The body was reinforced making the instrument heavier and the angle of the neck relative to the body was altered. We aim to protect these wonderful instruments by lending them to fantastic young musicians, who, in their turn, help to preserve these violins and cellos by playing them ánd the (baroque) music they play on it. Through the years we have developed a thorough selection procedure to find and test the best violins and cellos available. With the help of our trusted advisors, dealers and assessors we have been able to put together a wonderful collection:


Cello Testore, 1720


Cello Gagliano, 1770-1780,


Violin Stainer, 1665


Violin Rogeri, 1699


Violin Rugeri (1), 1680.


Violin Rugeri (2), 1670-1680


Violin Cappa, around 1700


Violin Mezadri, 1720-1730


Violin Gagliano, 1732


Violin Camilli, 1743



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