The Strad Calendar 2022 showcases twelve of the finest instruments belonging to the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
For the 2022 calendar, The Strad has partnered with the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. Established in 1988, it has accumulated one of the largest collections of instruments in Europe, with a total value estimated at over €36 million. More than 400 are stringed instruments, along with 250 bows.
Some of the treasures include Antonio Stradivari’s c.1716 ‘Paul Godwin’ violin, made in the master luthier’s ‘golden period’; the c.1736 Guarneri ‘del Gesù‘, valued at €3.5 million; and the ‘ex-Navarra’ Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ cello of 1715, formerly owned by the virtuoso André Navarra.
The twelve instruments this year are:
- 1696 Hendrik Jacobs cello
- 1715 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ cello
- c. 1716 Antonio Stradivari violin ‘Paul Godwin’
- 1725 Pietro Guarneri of Venice violin ‘Reine Elisabeth’
- 1734 Gennaro Gagliano cello
- c. 1736 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin
- 1750 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Baroque cello
- 1750 Santo Serafin violin
- c. 1750 Michele Angelo Bergonzi violin
- c. 1770 Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi double bass
- 1844 Giuseppe Antonio Rocca violin
- 1867 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume viola