Cellist Thomas Demenga performs Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with Real Filharmonía de Galicia in May 2014 on the Andrea Guarneri 'Soyer' cello, 1669.

The instrument features in The Strad’s 2016 calendar, ‘Cellos of the Stars’, on sale now.

John Dilworth explores the stories and craftsmanship behind each of the twelve instruments showcased in the calendar in The Strad’s December 2015 issue, out now.

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