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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The ‘Josefowitz’ Guarneri viola, c. 1690

Combining power and depth with unmatched playability, this exceptionally rare 1690 Guarneri viola is one of the most highly desired instruments to come to auction in a decade

By Jason Price

I remember just before we sold the ‘Primrose’ Guarneri viola in 2012, David Rattray invited me up to the Royal Academy of Music in London as he thought it would be an interesting idea to see it side-by-side with the ‘Josefowitz’ Guarneri viola...


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