The violinist previously played a Storioni violin from 1779 for six years



Violinist Fedor Rudin with the 1712 ‘ex-Viotti’ Stradivari violin

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Violinist Fedor Rudin has announced he has been loaned the 1712 ‘ex-Viotti’ Stradivari violin from Groupe Canimex. Rudin played on the instrument on 17 January in his first concert for 2024, performing piano trios with cellist Julia Hagen and pianist Boris Kusnezow at Schaumburger Schlosskonzerte, Bückeburg, Germany.

The Stradivari violin loan marks the end of his relationship with his previous instrument, a 1779 Storioni violin, which was loaned to him from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Rudin played on the Storioni violin for six years through life-changing experiences, including winning second prize at the Premio Paganini in 2018 and his successful concertmaster audition for the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic in 2019.

’Although I will miss this violin greatly, I am very grateful to the Groupe Canimex for recently loaning me another incredible instrument, the 1712 “ex-Viotti” Stradivari,’ Rudin said on social media. ’Additionally, I now own a fantastic copy of the 1779 Storioni, made in Paris in 2023 by the amazing Sylvain Tournaire!’

Rudin’s upcoming engagements include Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.5 with the South Denmark Philharmonic and a duo/trio recital with violinist/violist Julia Turnovsky and bassoonist Stepan Turnovsky in Takasaki, Japan.

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