VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer Awarded Use of 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stradivarius
18-year-old American VC Young Artist, violinist Nathan Meltzer has been granted the long-term use of the 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stradivarius violin
It has been announced today that 18-year-old American VC Young Artist, violinist Nathan Meltzer has been granted the long-term use of the 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stradivarius violin.
A full scholarship student of Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School, Nathan was recently awarded 1st prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition, in England - and in October of last year was signed to worldwide general management with Harzard Chase in London.
Loaned via Rare Violins of New York’s new platform ‘In Consortium’ on behalf of its current owners, Amy, Jill and Nina Totenberg, the outstanding Stradivarius violin was formerly owned and played by the late virtuoso and renowned teacher Roman Totenberg.
“It is a tremendous honor to have the use of an instrument of this caliber … I cannot thank Bruno and Ziv from Rare Violins of New York and the tremendously generous Totenberg family enough … ” Nathan has told The Violin Channel.
“This violin has an absolutely gorgeous sound, a wonderful response time plus it’s own personal energy … I'm really excited by how much it will be able to teach me about music …” he has said.
VC YOUNG ARTIST NATHAN MELTZER, WITH RARE VIOLINS OF NEW YORK 'IN CONSORTIUM' DIRECTORS ZIV ARAZI & BRUNO PRICE - AND 'AMES/TOTENBERG' STRADIVARIUS OWNERS, AMY, JILL & NINA TOTENBERG
Founded by Bruno Price and Ziv Arazi from Rare Violins of New York and launched today, ‘In Consortium’ will provide the infrastructure to allow benefactors, investors and fine instrument owners effortless and safe collaborations with young concert artists.
“In Consortium was started as a way to get more great instruments into the hands of more great players …” Bruno Price has told The Violin Channel.
“We’ve seen in the past young players absolutely blossoming when given the opportunity to have a truly great instrument in their hands for a number of years … but sadly those opportunities have been becoming fewer and fewer, so we had to find a way to do this,” he has said.
'In Consortium' will also help manage the loan of the 1722 'Cadiz' Stradivari violin to American concert violinist Jennifer Frautschi - and the 1767 'ex-Turull' Guadagnini violin and 1707 'ex-Munroe' Matteo Goffriller cello to violinist Christopher Lee and cellist Ole Akahoshi.