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. They include expert commentary on historic instruments and bows, interviews with leading musicians and analysis of the string market. Contributors include Jason Price, Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and many other experts.

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Latest Feature

Remembering Paul Siefried

Our December 2020 T2 auction features 180 lots of pernambuco from the workshop of the late Paul Martin Siefried. Paul's longtime friend and fellow bowmaker Matthew Wehling remembers Paul in a tribute for the Cozio Carteggio.

By Matt Wehling

Paul Martin Siefried passed away on November 28, 2019. While Paul was an excellent bowmaker, it was his work as a restorer which was particularly well regarded, even legendary.  His creative mind and powerful observation skills developed techniques which made him the premier US restorer for over four decades. His reputation was such that in […]


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