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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Paavo Berglund

Our June sale features a violin owned by the Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund (1929–2012), who championed Sibelius, loved football and collected fine instruments

By Marie Turini-Viard

Paavo Berglund’s first encounter with a violin, aged six or seven, was not auspicious. It was a small instrument that his grandfather had made for him but, according to Paavo’s son, Juha Berglund, the boy was unable to play it: ‘He could not use it and he really felt he was cursed for some reason...’


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