Tarisio presents GiveBack, a special auction to benefit the musicians who have been profoundly affected by COVID-19.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen orchestras furloughed, contracts cancelled and freelancers left without work, Tarisio has announced a special auction to benefit the musicians who have been profoundly affected by the pandemic.
The auction, taking place in May, will feature 10-20 instruments by collectible makers, with commissions donated and divided into individual grants of $600 each, adding up to an expected total fund of approximately $100,000. Any musician, anywhere in the world is welcome to apply, and grants will be awarded on a lottery basis.
Already committed to the sale are instruments by Fagnola, Pistucci, Capicchioni and more. The auction house will be announcing highlights leading up to the sale going live, and anyone who would like to participate or contribute, is invited to contact them here by following this link.
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Like all of Tarisio’s sales, this auction will take place online but given the current circumstances, this sale will be viewed online only.
Tarisio says, ‘We understand the importance of connecting in order to make an informed decision, and in lieu of in-person viewings, we will be offering virtual alternatives. Please join us in honoring and supporting our musician colleagues, customers and friends in this time of need.’
The catalog goes live on the site on April 15 and bidding will close on May 1. The deadline to apply for a grant is April 25. Additional grant details are available on on the Tarisio site by following this link.