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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.

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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Thomas Demenga: 'Everyone sounds different on the same instrument.' Photo: Priska Ketterer Luzern

Thomas Demenga

The Swiss soloist describes the experience of finally playing the instrument that first convinced him to become a cellist: the ‘Soyer’ Andrea Guarneri of 1669

By Ariane Todes

The first time Thomas Demenga played his Guarneri cello was while he was in London to perform the Bach Suites at Wigmore Hall in 2013. Although he was already in love with one instrument...

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