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. The articles are curated by Tarisio's expert and director, Jason Price and feature the frequent participation of Carlo Chiesa, John Dilworth, Philip J. Kass, Dmitry Gindin, Pierre Guillaume, Paul Childs, Alessandra Barabaschi and other experts.

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Detail of the painted scene

An exceptional decorated violin by Francois-Louis Pique

One of the finest known violins by Pique is a highlight of our April Berlin auction.

By Jason Price

François-Louis Pique, one of the finest French violinmakers of all time, was born in Roissy, near Paris in 1758. It is unclear where he learned violin making, but by 1787 he had moved to Paris and set up his own workshop. He was a contemporary and associate of Nicolas Lupot and their collaboration appears to […]

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