Cellos of the Piatigorsky Festival
A Digital Exhibition
in partnership with
Italian Cello Making
As cellists from around the world gather in Los Angeles for the 2016 Piatigorsky Festival, we present an exhibition focusing on the historic instruments to be played at this acclaimed festival.
Tarisio’s Founder and Director Jason Price traces the development of the cello from the first known example by Andrea Amati in the mid-16th century, through 150 years of modifications in Cremona, Brescia, Venice, Rome and Bologna.
Presented by the University of California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Piatigorsky Festival features ten days of performances, masterclasses and lectures from 26 international cellists. We wish the festival great success!
We present a selection of photographs from the festival, featuring artistic director Ralph Kirshbaum, Colin Carr, Thomas Demenga, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Robert DeMaine and other artists – plus images of their cellos by Montagnana, Stradivari, Guarneri, Goffriller and more…VIEW
- Italian Cello Making, Origins to 1750: Cremona & Brescia, by Jason Price
- Italian Cello Making, Origins to 1750: Venice, Bologna and Rome, by Jason Price
- Ralph Kirshbaum, Montagnana 1729
- Ronald Leonard, Pietro Guarneri of Mantua 1695
- David Geringas, Guadagnini 1761
- Zuill Bailey, Goffriller 1693
- Thomas Demenga, ‘Soyer’ Andrea Guarneri 1669
- Robert deMaine, Stradivari 1684
- Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cappa c. 1696
- Photo Gallery