Dallas Symphony violinist is selling her $1m Guarnerius

Dallas Symphony violinist is selling her $1m Guarnerius


norman lebrecht

August 23, 2016

Gloria Stroud’s instrument was bought by her parents when she went to Juilliard at 17. They paid $10,000. She went on to play for US forces in the Pacific until the end of the War. Then she joined the Dallas Symphony, where she played for 42 years.

Gloria is now 90, and retired. She is putting the 1740 Guarnerius up for sale at a Chicago dealer’s for $1 million.

More here.

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  • Milka says:

    There is a sucker born every minute goes the old saying .

    • Anonymous says:

      You clearly know very little about the market for fine Italian stringed instruments of this vintage. The violin is nearly three hundred years old, made while Bach was still living and before Mozart was born. And these instruments, cared for properly, only sound better with age.