Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz tries out the 1727 'Vesuvius' Stradivarius for the first time before performing on the instrument at the prize giving ceremony of the Cremona Musica Award 2016 - which he won in October. The violin forms part of the collection of the Museo del Violino in Cremona.

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