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Amorim Fine Violins presents Stradivarius and Beyond: Old Italian Violin Makers’ Untold Stories - a new YouTube series that uncovers the hidden narratives behind masterpieces that have shaped the history of classical music.

The series takes viewers on an immersive journey through violin-making history, delving into the lives and legacies of old Italian violin makers whose artistry defined an era. Each episode explores their craftsmanship through expert insight, delving into the techniques, materials, and artistic choices that define their instruments. 

The first episode focuses on Cremonese luthier Lorenzo Storioni, who lived from 1744 to 1816.

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American collector David L. Fulton amassed one of the 20th century’s finest collections of stringed instruments. This year’s calendar pays tribute to some of these priceless treasures, including Yehudi Menuhin’s celebrated ‘Lord Wilton’ Guarneri, the Carlo Bergonzi once played by Fritz Kreisler, and four instruments by Antonio Stradivari.