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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Latest Feature

he ‘Bennett, Reifenberg, Brooks’ Bergonzi.

The ‘Bennett, Reifenberg, Brooks’ Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona, c 1733-36

This exceptional violin by Carlo Bergonzi, currently offered by Tarisio in Private Sale, has important provenance which was previously hidden in plain sight.

By Jason Price and Michael A. Baumgartner

For decades, the history of the ‘Bennett, Reifenberg, Brooks’ eluded scholars even as its stories were hidden in plain sight. In this week’s carteggio, Jason Price and Michael A. Baumgartner unwrap the mysteries of this striking violin by Carlo Bergonzi.   Alfred Hill first encountered this Bergonzi violin in Paris in the early 1880s at […]


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