The Cozio Carteggio

The Cozio Carteggio takes its name from Count Cozio’s notebooks, which form the first historical record of fine instruments and their makers. Each week, the Carteggio publishes features about the string world, from expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, to interviews with musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors will include Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass and many other experts.

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Latest Feature

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.


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