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Ending on Monday 15 October, the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival 2018 has brought together 21 of the finest Stradivari instruments from all over the world, together with some of the master’s tools and templates, an acoustic demonstration, and concerts performed on several of the instruments.
Eighteen Stradivari violins, a cello and a viola, plus an Andrea Amati will be featured
Following news that the quartet of Stradivari instruments once owned by Paganini has now passed to the Quartetto di Cremona, in this video from 2013 we can see previous custodians the Tokyo Quartet playing them in the ensemble’s final season.
American String Quartet violist Daniel Avshalomov continues his blog tour of US festivals in the clean mountain air of Crested Butte, Colorado