It has been announced today that 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown has been granted the long term use of a 1679 Pietro Guarneri violin - on loan from a private patron of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
A student of Almita and Roland Varmos at the Academy of Music Institute of Chicago, Joshua is a former major prize winner at the Enkor and Cooper International Violin Competitions.
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“I am so grateful and honored that the Stradivari Society has granted me the long-term use of the Pietro Guarneri violin … ” Joshua has told The Violin Channel.
“Playing such a high caliber instrument really opens up so many more ways for me to express myself as a musician, and I am so thankful to both my patron and the Society for believing in me,” he has said.
The Stradivari Society of Chicago also currently supports VC Artists Paul Huang, Augustin Hadelich, Francisco Fullana and Stephen Waarts.