On Stage at Wigmore Hall

The instruments at Wigmore Hall Summer 2019

Spotlighting the historic instruments played at the Wigmore Hall

On Stage at Wigmore Hall is a series by Tarisio in partnership with the Wigmore Hall in London.

Tarisio’s founder and expert Jason Price explores the iconic violins, violas and cellos heard each season, bringing their makers, characteristics and history to life through unique content and leading expertise.

This season will include the rare 18th-century Genoese violin played by leading Baroque violinist Rachel Podger (also see our interview with Podger about how the violin was converted

to period set-up), the 1866 Vuillaume violin played by the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang and Alisa Weilerstein’s fine Domenico Montagnana cello from 1723.

Published in the Wigmore Hall concert programmes, Jason’s commentaries will appear alongside the artist’s biography. Here they are collated into a digital exhibition with additional images, provenance, interviews with musicians and links to the instruments in the Cozio archive.

Vilde Frang. Photo: Marco Borggreve

Vilde Frang, J.B. Vuillaume, 1866

Jason Price discusses the work of J.B. Vuillaume, who made the fine 1866 ‘Messiah’ copy played by soloist Vilde Frang.

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Vilde Frang, J.B. Vuillaume, 1866