Trying great instruments is very important to a developing musical career and watching young players try a Strad is priceless. - Jason Price, Director of Tarisio
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
In preparation for their April auction, Tarisio released their latest video featuring the ‘Baron von der Leyen’ Stradivarius of 1705, a Golden Period Stradivarius that has been in private hands for the past 40 years. Eight talented young musicians were presented with the violin, without being told in advance what they were going to be shown.
Jason Price, Director of Tarisio, said, "We are exceptionally lucky that we are able to help so many musicians find their perfect instruments. Trying great instruments is very important to a developing musical career and watching young players try a Strad is priceless." Invited were eight of the best young musicians in the country: Jennifer Choi, Bella Hristova, Stefan Jackiw, Nick Kendall, Pauline Kim Harris, Kristin Lee, Asi Matathias and Arnaud Sussmann.
In addition to their experience with the ‘Baron von der Leyen’, each musician was asked to share their story of how they found their violin. Each story is a quick glimpse into the process of a musician in search of their perfect instrument.
The ‘Baron von der Leyen” video is available to view on tarisio.com, with the entire series of videos on Tarisio’s YouTube channel.
The ‘Baron von der Leyen’ violin will be sold at Tarisio’s April auction ending April 26th. Bidding will begin at $2,000,000.
Tarisio is one of the world’s leading sources of fine and rare stringed instruments. Launched in 1999, Tarisio brought a fresh approach to the instrument market, combining the services of a traditional auction house with the efficiency and accessibility of online sales. Offering first-class expertise and guaranteed cataloging, Tarisio quickly earned the respect of musicians, collectors, restorers and members of the trade the world over. It now sells over 2,000 violins, violas, cellos, and bows each year, with offices in New York and London. The ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivarius of 1721 was sold in June 2011 at Tarisio for a world record $15.9 million.