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The Cozio Archive

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.

Although most of Cozio is available to the public by subscription, it also contains photographs, documents and records of instruments and bows that are accessible only by request. If you would like information about any item that is not publicly available, please contact us.


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James Ehnes

James Ehnes interview

The Canadian soloist talks about how he fell for the 'Marsick' Stradivari of 1715, and why he finds playing a 'del Gesù' just a little bit dangerous

By Ariane Todes

The first time I got to play a truly great instrument was when I was about 14. Through my teacher’s connections I was able to try two Strads and a beautiful grand pattern Nicolò Amati.