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 include Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and many other experts.

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Amoyal, Heifetz and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari

On the 30th anniversary of Jascha Heifetz’s death, his pupil Pierre Amoyal talks about their relationship and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari violin, which turns 300 this year

By Alessandra Barabaschi

A child prodigy, the French violinist Pierre Amoyal completed his studies at the Paris Conservatory with a First Prize aged 12 in 1961. Shortly after this, Jascha Heifetz spotted him and became his teacher for the following five years...


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