The Most Expensive Violin in the World
Violin is considerably one of the most popular bowed music instruments in the world. Violin was coming from Italy in 1564. For most violin collectors, The most popular and legendary violinmaker must be Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) and Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” (“of Jesus”), the close rival of Stradivari who lived from 1698-1744. These 2 people were working on a same city Cremona, Italy, had made thousand violins during their life but only views remain survived today. Here, we are going to talk about some of their masterpieces.
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3. The Lady Tennant Stradivarius
The Lady Tennant Stradivarius is one of 1,100 violins that Stradivari made during his life. It is believed that this violin is also one of 650 stradivari violins that still survived in this world. In April 2005, The Lady Tennant Stradivarius auctioned off in Christie’s New York and it fetched $2,030,000. In the old time, Lady Tenant Stradivarius was the property of Sir Charles tenant’s wife who owned it since 1900.
2. a 250 years old del Gesù
In 2008, Sotheby’s New York auctioned off one 250 years old Guarneri’s violin that used to be a musical instrument of Tsar Alexander II’s violinist. That old violin ended on the hand of Russian violinist and lawyer named Maxim Viktorov. Before he bought it, He played the violin a while and than purchase it for $4,000,000. The first violinist who played the violinist on big concerts was an Israeli master Pinchas Zukerman. He played the violin on a 2 big concerts. One concert held in front of a private audiences and the other one in Moscow conservatory.
1. Vieuxtemps Guarneri
Vieuxtemps Guarneri is known as the most expensive violin in the world and probably the most expensive musical instrument in the last 2 years. Guarneri created the violin in 1974, 3 years before his death. Name vieuxtemps was taken from Henri Vieuxtemps who was a popular violinist in 19th century. The last owner of the violin is Chicago’s Bein & Fushi and they offer the old violin $18,000,000.