Message from the Austrian violinist, Daniel Auner:
The Auner Quartet are on a concert tour through Brazil, playing in several cities. Before we left Austria, the Austrian Ambassador to Brazil, Marianne Feldmann, contacted me regarding a children’s orchestra ‘Reciclando Sons’.
They contacted the Embassy as they need strings for their instruments.
So I went in Vienna to the Thomastik-Infeld Factory and explained the situation, they were asking for 100 sets of violin and 50 sets viola strings for the kids. Two days ago the Embassy organised a concert for us to give the orchestra its Strings.
Thomastik Infeld did not send 150 sets. It sent 1000 sets – 4000 individual strings. We will now be able to support several other music institutions in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. It was unexpectedly very generous.