‘Maazel’ Guadagnini of 1783

October 4th, 2011

Owned by Maestro Lorin Maazel for 66 years, this fine Italian violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini has been heard in numerous recordings and concerts worldwide during his long and distinguished career.  “I first played this violin when I was 15,” says Maazel, “and it has been my close companion ever since.”

The proceeds of the sale will enable The Castleton Festival, which Maazel launched in 2009, to help young instrumentalists, singers and conductors to develop in their professional careers.

On November 10, 2011, this violin was sold for a new auction record of $1,080,000 to an anonymous bidder.


Cover feature of Strings Magazine, February 2012 issue

“Lorin Maazel’s 1783 Guadagnini Violin sold at Auction for Charity
Sale of renowned instrument raises money for arts foundation

It’s not a Strad, but maestro Lorin Maazel will have you know that his 1783 Guadagnini is second to none. ‘The violin is one of the spectacular examples of Guadagnini’s expertise,’ Maazel says. ‘Everyone loves his instruments. Strad is much more known, but the truth of the matter is that there are Guads that are equal or in some cases superior to Strads.’…”

Read the entire article by Corinne Ramey at AllthingsString.com


 

 

• Maestro Lorin Maazel

‘Through My Eyes’ by Dietlinde Turban Maazel

The Castleton Festival

• Public Viewing

Private Viewing

Contact & Bidding

 

 

Lorin Maazel – All proceeds to benefit The Castleton Festival
Lot 282
A FINE AND IMPORTANT ITALIAN VIOLIN BY GIOVANNI BATTISTA GUADAGNINI, TURIN, 1783

Labeled, “Gio Bat Guadagnini, Cremonensis alumnus Antoni Stradivari, fecit taurini 1783 GBT…”
LOB 35.5 cm

View this Lot in the Auction


Sold for $1,080,000
November 10, 2011


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Public Viewings

September 31 – October 2
Mondomusica @ CremonaFiere
Cremona, Italy
Convention Hours

October 3
Westbury Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery
Conduit & New Bond Streets
Mayfair, London W1S 2YF
10am-6pm

October 7 – November 8
Tarisio
244 W. 54th St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm

November 5 – 6
Park Plaza Hotel, Terrace Ballroom
50 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02115
Saturday 12pm-7pm, Sunday 10am-3pm


Private Viewings

October 3-5
By appointment in London

October 6-8
By appointment in Geneva

Through November 8
By appointment in New York, Tarisio


Contact & Bidding

Please contact Ethan Ladd at +1.800.814.4188 or eladd@tarisio.com to schedule a private viewing
and assistance with bidder registration. Bidding is conducted online at Tarisio.com. Bidding ends on 10 November 2011. Phone bidding welcome. Special registration to bid on this lot is required 24 hours in advance. Download the Press Release