More to come soon!
On Friday 13th June I had the honour of performing on the Viotti ex-Bruce Stradivarius at the Royal Academy of Music. It was an experimental and more than exciting experience! An instrument over 300 years old, rarely played due to protecting the amazing condition it's in, and I was given 2 and a half days to practise with it (in a locked room!) for as long as I wanted. Here is are some photos from the event :)
The Viotti ex-Bruce is put away safely by Barbara Meyer and as she placed it in the case she said "not a single scratch on it". Thank goodness!
Barbara Meyer, Curator of Instruments at RAM; Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violinist and Viotti Lecturer in Performance Studies at RAM; Dr Timothy Jones, Deputy Principal and Programmes and Research at RAM; Tasmin Little, violinist; Charles Beare, violin expert, craftsman and dealer; and myself