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Welcome to Cozio, the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows.

Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 30,000 individual instruments and bows by over 2,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 50,000 historical auction prices.

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Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman

The Israeli violinist talks about how he has learned to listen to the 1690 'Auer' Stradivari over the past 17 years, and his quest for the perfect bow

By Ariane Todes

Vadim Gluzman didn’t have much choice about the instrument he plays. But given that instrument was the 1690 ‘Auer’ Stradivari, this is not an issue. The violin was given to him on loan 17 years ago by the Stradivari Society. He remembers the first time he played it...