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Stradivari Died on this Day 278 Years Ago – But Which Violinist Now Plays on Which?

Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 278 years ago.

A protege of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari made approximately 1100 string instruments in his lifetime - with around 650 having survived today.

But who now plays on which?

  • Itzhak Perlman (1714 Soil)
  • Leonidas Kavakos (1962 Falmouth)
  • Gil Shaham (1699 Countess Polignac)
  • Frank Peter Zimmermann (1711 Lady Inchiquin)
  • Joshua Bell (1713 Gibson ex-Huberman)
  • Ivry Gitlis (1713 Sancy)
  • James Ehnes (1715 Marsick)
  • VC 'Artist' Ray Chen (1715 Joachim)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Fedor Rudin (1680 Paganini-D'Annunzio)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi (1717 Windsor Weinstein)
  • Janine Jansen (1727 Baron Deurbroucq )
  • Maxim Vengerov (1727 Kreutzer)
  • Gidon Kremer (1734 Baron Feilitzsch)
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (1703 Emiliani)

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (1710 Lord Dunn-Raven)
  • Julian Rachlin (1704 ex-Liebig)
  • Akiko Suwanai (1714 Dolphin)
  • Vadim Gluzman (1689 Auer)
  • Alex Kerr (1692 Falmouth)
  • VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi (1700 Taft)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Francisco Fullana (1697 Rainville)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Clara-Jumi Kang (1708 Strauss)
  • Viktoria Mullova (1723 Jules Falk)
  • Lorin Maazel (1722 Artot)
  • Kristof Barati (1703 Lady Harmsworth)
  • Isabelle Faust (1704 Sleeping Beauty)
  • Jossif Ivanov (1699 Lady Tennant)
  • Soovin Kim (1709 ex-Kempner)
  • Svetlin Roussev (1710 Camposelice)
  • Jennifer Koh (1684 ex-Elphinstone)
  • Ryu Goto (1722 Jupiter)
  • Frank Almond (1715 Lipinski)
  • Philippe Quint (1708 Ruby)
  • Cho-Liang Lin (1715 Titan)
  • Arabella Steinbacher (1716 Booth)
  • Elisabeth Pitcairn (1721 Red Mendelssohn)
  • Nicola Benedetti (1717 Gariel)
  • Gyorgy Pauk (1714 Massart)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Chad Hoopes (1713 Cooper)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Tobias Feldmann (1703)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Caroline Goulding (1720 General Kyd)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Tessa Lark (1683 ex-Gingold)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Ji-Young Lim (1708 Huggins)
  • David Garrett (1716 Ex-Busch)
  • Lisa Batiashvili (1709 Engleman)
  • Karen Gomyo (1703 ex-Foulis)
  • VC 'Artist' Augustin Hadelich (1723 ex-Keisewetter)
  • Baiba Skride (1725 Wilhelmj)
  • Rudolf Koelman (1720 Woolhouse)
  • Koh Kameda (1727 Holroyd)
  • Corey Cerovsek (1728 Dragonetti-Milanollo)
  • Pierre Amoyal (1717 Kochanski)
  • Sayaka Shoji (1729 Recamier)
  • Benjamin Schmid (1731 Lady Jeanne)
  • Alexandre Da Costa (1667 Dubois)
  • Yuki Manuela Janke (1736 Muntz)
  • Alexandru Tomescu (1702 Lukens)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic (1729 ex-Jack Benny)
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra (1728)
  • Martin Beaver of the Tokyo String Quartet (1727 Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue)
  • Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet (1680 Paganini-Desaint)
  • Halle Orchestra (1695 Lincoln)
  • Oslo Philharmonic (1689 Arditi)
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1687 Mercur-Avery)
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (1685 Eugenie)

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