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Accardo, Salvatore
Italian
b 26.09.1941 Turin

V - 1742 Montagnana, Domenico
V Cannone 1742 Guarn. d. G.
V Firebird 1718 Strad., A.
V Hart 1727 Strad., A.
V ex Reiffenberg 1717 Strad., A.
V Reynier 1727 Strad., A.
V Zahn 1719 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Accardo played Paganini's Cannone for a recording of the label Dynamic. Dynamic CDS:  Booklet of the CD Dynamic CDS 137[47]

Teachers:
  • Ambrosio, Luigi d`
  • Austruc, Yvonne - Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena
Dedicated works:
  • Piston, Walter:Fantasia for Violin
  • Xenakis, Iannis:Dikhtas
 

Almond, Frank
?
b ??.??.????

V Dushkin 1701 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Frank Almond has been given this instrument on loan through the Stradivari Society, Chicago.

 

Altenburger, Christian
Austrian
b 07.09.1957 Heidelberg

V - 1680 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 16

Teachers:
  • Morawec, Ernst - Vienna
  • DeLay, Dorothy - Julliard School of Music in New York
 

Altman, Julian
US-American
b ??.??.????
d 12.08.1985 Connecticut
V Gibson ex Hubermann 1713 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Julian Altman was a café violinist who is said to have stolen Hubermann this instrument from his dressing room at Carnegie Hall while Hubermann was performing on his Guarneri del Gesú. After his death in a correctional facility in Connecticut his widow gave in court contradictory versions of the theft. Altman, who played on the Gibson for nearly 50 years, was in prision not due to the theft but due to sexual abuse of his wife's grandchild. Shaprau, Carla:  Did he or didn't he?[152]

 

Amoyal, Pierre
French
b 22.06.1949 Paris

V ex Kochanski ? Strad., A.
V Milanollo 1728 Strad., A.
Remarks:

The ex Kochanski was stolen 1987. It reappeared 1991 in Torino. Meanwhile Amoyal had bought 1990 the Minaloto from Christian Ferras. Paris, Alain:  Lexikon der Interpreten klassischer Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[119]

 

Arányi, Jelly d`
English/Hungarian
b 30.05.1893 Budapest
d 30.03.1966 Florence
V - - Bergonzi, Carlo
Remarks:

Jelly d'Arányi was a grand-niece of Joseph Joachim and a sister of Adila Fachiri. Holst's Double Concerto is dedicated to both sisters.
Potter, Tully:   Jelly d'Arányi - A Profile by Tully Potter[123] and Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 27

Teachers:
  • Hubay, Jenó - Royal Academy Budapest
Dedicated works:
  • Bartok, Bela:Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1
  • Bartok, Bela:Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2
  • Holst, Gustav:Double Concerto
  • Ravel, Maurice:Tzigane
  • Somervell, Arthur:Konzertstück
  • Williams, Ralph Vaughan:Concerto Accademico
 

Auer, Leopold
Hungarian
b 07.06.1845 Vezprém
d 17.07.1930 Dresden-Loschwitz
V Auer 1690 Strad., A.
V Auer 1691 Strad., A.
V Parke 1711 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Leopold Auer, as a teacher and player, is considered to have been a successor of Joseph Joachim . Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] 35

Teachers:
  • Kohne, Ridley - Budapest
  • Dont, Jacob (until 1858)
  • Hellmesberger, Joseph - Vienna
  • Joachim, Joseph - Hannover (1863 - 1864)

Pupils:

  • Dushkin, Samuel
  • Elman, Mischa
  • Hansen, Cecilia
  • Heifetz, Jascha
  • Menges, Isolde
  • Milstein, Nathan
  • Parlow, Kathleen
  • Seidel, Toscha
  • Zimbalist, Efrem
Dedicated works:
  • Glazunov, Alexander:Violin Concerto Opus 82 in A minor
  • Glazunov, Alexander:String Quartett no. 5
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter I.:Concerto for Violin and Orch. in D major
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter I.:Melancholische Serenade
 

Ayo, Félix
Italian/Spanish
b 01.07.1933 Sestao

V - 1768 Gagliano, G.
Remarks:

-

   

Baillot, Pierre
French
b 01.10.1771 Passy
d 15.09.1842 Paris
V Baillot-Pommerau 1694 Strad., A.
V Kathleen Parlow 1735 Guarn. d. G.
V Thibaud 1709 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Flesch, Carl:  Erinnerungen eines Geigers[55]

 

Barton, Rachel
US-American
b 11.10.1974 Chicago

V ex Elphinstone 1684 Strad., A.
V ex Lobkowicz 1617 Amati, A. & G.
V Lord Coke 1744 Guarn. d. G.
V ex Soldat-Roeger 1742 Guarn. d. G.
Remarks:

Ms. Barton played upon the ex Lobkowicz on loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago through Bein & Fushi, Inc. She plays the ex-Lord Coke on loan of the Fazenda Ipiranga, Guaranesia/MG, Brasil.

Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]; Barton, Rachel:    Rachel Barton - Home Page[5]

Teachers:
  • Vamos, Roland
  • Vamos, Almita
  • Gonzalez, Ruben
  • Scholz, Werner
  • Darvarova, Elmira
 

Becker, Hugo
German
b 13.02.1863 Strassbourg
d 30.07.1941 Geiselgasteig
C Becker 1719 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Becker was Robert Hausmann's successor at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin. Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 59

Teachers:
  • Becker, Jean
  • Kündinger, Kanu - Mannheim
  • Grützmacher, Friedrich - Dresden
  • Heß, Karl - Dresden
  • Piatti, Alfredo

Pupils:

  • Grummer
  • Harrison, Beatrice
  • Mainardi, Enrico
  • Hoelscher, Ludwig
  • Walenn, Herbert
 

Becker-Bender, Tanja
German
b 11.02.1978 Stuttgart

V - 1761 Guadagnini, J. B.
V - 1728 Guarn. d. G.
Remarks:

Becker-Bender talks about her Guarneri del Gesú: 'The warmth of tone touched me instantly and the darkness in sound I love so much in violins. I felt at once that it's a very personal sound, a very colourful sound. A relationship started right from the beginning and one knows one can get out colours and really have many ways of expression with this sound, and this is really a continously improving process.'
: (OV in German)

Schorling, Valeska:  Tanja Becker-Bender - Ausnahmetalent[150]; Becker-Bender, Tanja:  Tanja Becker-Bender[10]; Habenicht, Erika:  Muß das Holz bei Vollmond geschlagen werden?[68]

Teachers:
  • Zehetmair, Helmut - Mozarteum, Salzburg
  • Marschner, Wolfgang - Freiburg
  • Melcher, Wilhelm (1992 - 1996) - University of Music, Stuttgart
  • Takeno, David - Guildhall School, London
  • Pichler, Günter (1997 - 2000) - University of Music, Vienna
  • Mann, Robert (2000-2002) - Juilliard School, New York
  • Brainin, Norbert
  • DeLay, Dorothy
  • Mintz, Shlomo
  • Gulli, Franco
  • Krebbers, Herman
  • Ozim, Igor
  • Ricci, Ruggiero
 

Bell, Joshua
US-American
b 09.12.1967 Bloomington, Indiana

V - 1726 Strad., A.
V Gibson ex Hubermann 1713 Strad., A.
V Tom Taylor 1732 Strad., A.
V Tom Taylor 1732 Strad., A.
Remarks:

On the Tom Taylor he says: '...It's a little more robust, maybe a tiny bit less refined than the 1720s Golden Period instruments. I find it somewhere between a Strad and Guarneri in sound quality, which is ideal for me, so I really fell in love with it. I sold my previous instrument which was a very unusual guitar shaped Strad. Even after five years I feel I'm getting more out of this one each year' Duchen, Jessica:  High-flying adored[46]
He played on the Tom Taylor on loan through the Stradivari Society until he purchased it. Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]
In 2001 Bell sold the Tom Taylor in order to purchase the Gibson, ex Hubermann. 'I instantaneously fell in love with the instrument like I never have before with a violin ... This is like a dream come true', he said. Bell, who played the soundtrack of the movie "The Red Violin" with the Tom Taylor, added 'It's ironic for me that I'm ending up with the red violin.' Wrolstad, Mark:  A famed violin's fantastic journey - Long-lost Stradivarius strikes a   chord in heart of modern master[191]

Dedicated works:
  • Maw, Nicholas: Violin Concerto
 

Bianchi, Luigi Alberto
?
b ??.??.????

V Falmouth 1692 Strad., A.
V ex Nachez 1709 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Blacher, Kolja
German
b 15.01.1963 Berlin

V Tritton 1730 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 79

Teachers:
  • DeLay, Dorothy - Julliard School
  • Shevelov, Ramy - Julliard School
  • Végh, Sándor
 

Boccherini, Luigi
Italian
b 19.02.1743
d 28.05.1805 Madrid
C Romberg 1711 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Campbell, Margaret:  The Great Cellists[21] p 48 - 54

Teachers:
  • Vanucchi (Abbé) - maestro di capella of the cathedral of San Martino
  • Constanzi, G. B. - Rome
 

Bott, Jean-Joseph
German/American
b ??.??.????

V Duke of Cambridge 1715 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Brosa, Antonio
Spanish
b 17.06.1894 Caronja
d 23.03.1979 Barcelona
V Vesuvius 1727 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Brown, Iona
English
b ??.??.???? Salisbury

V Booth 1716 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

Teachers:
  • Szeryng, Henryk - Paris
Dedicated works:
  • Blake, David: Violin Concerto
 

Bull, Ole
Norwegian
b 05.02.1810 Bergen
d 17.08.1880 Lysř nearby Bergen
V Ole Bull 1677 Strad., A.
V Telaki 1690 Strad., A.
Remarks:

His complete name was Ole Bornemann Bull. Grünberg, Max:  Meister der Violine[65] p 208

 

Busch, Adolf
Swiss/German
b 08.08.1891 Siegen
d 09.06.1952 Guilford (USA)
V Wiener 1732 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Bylsma, Anner
Dutch
b 17.02.1935 Den Haag

C - 1695 Goffriller
C - 1835 Pressenda
C Servais 1701 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

   

Campoli, Alfredo
English/Italian
b 20.10.1906 Rome
d 27.03.1991 London
V Baillot-Pommerau 1694 Strad., A.
V Dragonetti 1700 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

Dedicated works:
  • Drummond Bliss, Arthur: Violin Concerto
 

Cappelletti, Andrea
Italian
b ??.??.????

V - 1690 Guarneri
V Holroyd 1727 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Cappelletti about his Holroyd Strad: "As soon as I played the Holroyd I knew it was my violin. When you play it, there's something very special about it, and some of the tones you produce are quite unexpected". Cohen, Madelyn:  Fast Boat to China[29]

 

Carmirelli, Pina
Italian
b 23.01.1914 Varzi

V Tuscan 1690 Strad., A.
Remarks:

The Tuscan is property of the italian goverment. Paris, Alain:  Lexikon der Interpreten klassischer Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[119] It was made for the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]

 

Cartier, Jean Baptiste
French
b ??.??.1765 Avignon
d ??.??.1841 Paris
V Cathédrale 1707 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Cartier was a pupil of Viotti, on whose recommendation he had attained the post of accompanist of Marie-Antoinette. From 1791 until 1821 he was assistent leader of the Paris Opéra Orchestra and from 1804 until 1830 member of the Court Orchestra. He gave the name Cathédrale to his instrument. Sotheby's:  Catalog Nov. 22, 1984.[156] Lot No. 21

Teachers:
  • Viotti, Giovani Battista
 

Casals, Pablo
Spanish
b 29.12.1876 Vendrell
d 22.10.1973 San Juan
C - ? Goffriller
Remarks:

-

 

Cassadó, Gaspar
Spanish
b 30.09.1897 Barcelona
d 24.12.1966 Madrid
C - 1709 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Caussé, Gerard
French
b 26.06.1948 Toulouse

Va - 1570 da Salo, Gasparo
Remarks:

-

 

Chee-Yun
Korean
b ??.??.????

V - 1669 Ruggieri, Francesco
Remarks:

Chee-Yun uses Thomastik Dominat strings. Linhart, Stephen:   Chee-Yun's Home Page[95]

 

Chevillard, Pierre
Belgian
b 15.01.1811 Anvers
d 20.12.1877 Paris
C King of Portugal,ex Chevillard 1725 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Chevillard was one of Delphin Alard's quartet partners. The Strad:  The Strad, July 1998[177] Holoman, D. Kern:  Appendices to accompany  <b><em>The Société des Concerts du Conservatoire</em></b><br>  (1828-1967) </a>[81]

 

Chung, Kyung-Wha
Korean
b 26.03.1948 Seoul

V Harrison 1693 Strad., A.
V ex Kubelik 1735 Guarn. d. G.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 150

Teachers:
  • Galamian, Ivan - Julliard School of Music in New York (1960 - 67)
 

Chung, Myung-Wha
US-American/Korean
b 19.03.1944 Seoul

C Braga 1731 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Cristiani, Lisa
French
b ??.??.1827 Paris
d ??.??.1853 Tobolsk, Siberia
Unknown
Remarks:

Campbell, Margaret:  The Great Cellists[21] p 200; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 109

Dedicated works:
  • Mendelssohn B: "Song Without Words" Op. 109

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