GiveBack is a special benefit auction with all commissions donated to musicians around the world who have been affected by COVID-19.
As we navigate these unprecedented times, supporting our communities is essential. Musicians around the world are our community, our clients and most importantly, our friends. Orchestras have been furloughed, contracts have been canceled, freelancers are left without work. We will do what we can to help.
Annibale Fagnola, Turin, 1929
We are dedicating our May auction as a special benefit sale. The total commissions earned will be donated and divided into grants in the amount of $600 each. We expect to distribute a total of approximately $100,000 in grants. Any musician, anywhere in the world is welcome to apply. Grants will be awarded on a lottery basis.
The auction will be unique in that it will feature 10–20 exceptional instruments by known, collectible makers. Already committed to the sale are instruments by Fagnola, Pistucci and Capicchioni. We will be announcing highlights leading up to the sale going live and if you would like to participate or contribute, please contact us.
Like all of our sales, this auction will take place online but given the current circumstances, this sale will be viewed online only. We understand the importance of connecting in order to make an informed decision, and in lieu of in-person viewings, we will be offering virtual alternatives.
The catalog will be posted online on April 15 and the auction will end on May 1.
Please join us in honoring and supporting our musician colleagues, customers and friends in this time of need.
Many thanks for your applications! The grants will be awarded on May 7 and disbursed on May 31.
A message from our Founder and Expert, Jason Price, and Director and Head of Sales, Carlos Tome: