1750 ‘Josefowicz’ Bergonzi to Go Under the Hammer

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International violin soloist Leila Josefowicz has announced the upcoming sale of her prized 1750 Michele Angelo Bergonzi instrument

The violin, to be auctioned by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby’s on October 29th, has been the 36 year old virtuoso’s principal performance instrument since 2001 – and has been used for the premiere of a number of important new works – including concerti by Thomas Adès, John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Steven Mackey, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Colin Matthews

The instrument is expected to sell for between $USD 150,000-250,000

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