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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Jean-Guihen Queyras

The French cellist explains why his 1696 Gioffredo Cappa instrument reminds him of a thoroughbred racehorse

By Ariane Todes

It took Jean-Guihen Queyras more than a year to find the Gioffredo Cappa cello he now plays. He remembers: ‘It was tiring and difficult. It was like trying to get into a relationship. “Let’s spend a week together.” “No, we’re not made for each other.”’

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