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    Leila Josefowicz's violin sells for £156,000 at auction


    The violin that Leila Josefowicz used as her main concert instrument for the last twelve years was sold at a London auction yesterday. The violin fetched £156,000 (including buyer's premium) at Ingles Hayday. The instrument, dated around 1750, was catalogued as 'probably by Michele Angelo ...

  • Curtin Alf

    Guarneri 'del Gesù' copy breaks auction record for contemporary maker


    A copy of the c.1731 'Gibson', 'Huberman' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin has set a new world auction record for an instrument by a living maker. The copy (pictured), made by US luthiers Joseph Curtin and Gregg Alf in 1985 for Ruggiero Ricci, sold at Tarisio in New ...

  • Leila Josefowicz

    Celebrity violins to go under the hammer this month


    Instruments owned by violinist Leila Josefowicz and renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay are set to be auctioned this month. DeLay's 1778 Guadagnini features in Tarisio's New York sale, which ends on 17 October. DeLay, who died in 2002 at the age of 84, purchased the violin in 1969 from Rembert ...