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 founder, 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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Latest Feature

The legacy of New York violin maker Luiz Bellini

Four mint condition violins by the highly-acclaimed New York violin maker, Luiz Bellini (1935-2015) are featured in our May 2024 New York sale. These violins were kept under lock and key by the maker and have never been used. They were only recently discovered by his family and are now being offered for sale for the very first time. In this week’s Carteggio, Tarisio Director, Jason Price looks at the life and influence of Maestro Bellini.

By Jason Price

Born in 1935, in the countryside outside São Paulo, Brazil, Luiz Bellini originally trained as a wood carver. As a child, he liked to make things with wood and when, as a teenager he started his professional schooling at the Getulio Vargas Technical School in São Paulo, he was given the choice between painting and […]


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