Concertmaster gets loaned a Guadagnini

Concertmaster gets loaned a Guadagnini


norman lebrecht

September 29, 2015

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


  • 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?