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Four Italian masterpieces

The members of the Australian String Quartet are privileged to perform on a matched set of Guadagnini instruments. Hand crafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 -1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy, these exquisite Italian instruments were brought together through the vision of Ulrike Klein. The instruments are on loan to the ASQ for their exclusive use through the generosity of Ulrike Klein and UKARIA.

Media coverage :

"Foundation adds rare strings to ASQ's bow" Rebecca Puddy, The Australian, 24 May 2012

"Four fabulous rarities bridge the centuries" Wendy Frew, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2012

"Pulling some strings for $6m violins" Louise Nunn, The Advertiser, 23 May 2012

"A master's touch" Louise Nunn, The Advertiser, 2 June 2012