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 Ivry Gitlis

Saddened by the death of the legendary Ivry Gitlis we share our interview with the maestro from 2016.

By Jason Price

“Four years ago I had the honor of sitting down with the inimitable Ivry Gitlis for an interview in celebration of the 60th anniversary of his owning the 1713 ‘Sancy’ Stradivari. Tracing the story of this last-minute ‘arranged marriage’, he spoke of how his relationship with the violin grew slowly over time. It was a […]

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