Concertmaster gets loaned a Guadagnini

September 29, 2015 by norman lebrecht


Andrew Haveron, concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been given a 1757 Guadagnini violin to play, purchased at his selection by SSO supporter, Vicki Olsson (pictured), and given to the orch on longterm loan.

Andrew says: ‘I arrived at the showroom of the first dealer I’d contacted and he had six instruments on the table for me to try. I picked up the first one, played one note and just thought: Wow!’

andrew haveron donor

Comments (2)

  1. Prewartreasure says:

    Do you have to be a violinist to hear the difference between these instruments, if indeed there is a difference sufficient to justify their cost?

    1. screenname says:

      No. Yes.

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