’I fell in love with the typical warm Guarneri sound, and after some restoration it also acquired a shine in the treble register’ - Dene Olding
In the past few years, Australia has become a classical music heartland with a number of its orchestras and ensembles achieving world renown. Many of its string players now perform on world-class instruments made by some of the most respected luthiers ever to have lived. The Strad Calendar 2023 celebrates some of those collections, with top instruments played by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Australian String Quartet and some of the country’s greatest soloists.
1720 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ violin
Violinist Dene Olding has had a distinguished career, having performed more than 40 concertos including several world premieres by the likes of Carl Vine, Ross Edwards, Bozidar Kos and Richard Mills. He is concertmaster emeritus of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, first violinist in the Goldner Quartet and a member of the Australia Ensemble. He performs on a 1720 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ although he says, ‘Some have speculated about “early del Gesù” or some possible input from that master. I fell in love with the typical warm Guarneri sound, and after some restoration it also acquired a shine in the treble register and tremendous focus in the sound.’
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The Strad Calendar 2023: 1720 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ violin