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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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Natasha Boyarsky with Chaudiere violin

Natasha Boyarsky’s Chaudière violin

This 2016 Chaudière violin was commissioned by the Russian pedagogue Natasha Boyarsky and features in our June London auction

By Frédéric Chaudiere

I first heard about Natasha Boyarsky in 1989, when Yuri Bashmet’s Moscow Soloists, abandoning the USSR, landed in Montpellier to become the town’s chamber orchestra. Natasha Boyarsky and her husband, both professors at the Moscow Conservatoire, were not part of Bashmet’s orchestra...


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