Viola

Thomas URQUHART

Year: 1650–1700

An early English instrument. Very few historical violas have been preserved. The instrument is of average size with a nice, soft, even sound and full-bodied timbre.

The viola has been certified by Hieronymus Köstler (Stuttgart).

User:

Johanna Vahermägi

Lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Other instruments:

Giovanni Paolo MAGGINI

Violin
Year: 1610

Enrico CATENAR

Violin
Year: 1670

Nicola & Giuseppe (Joseph) GAGLIANO

Violin
Year: 1723

Giuseppe (Joseph) GAGLIANO and his brother Antonio’s joint work

Violin
Year: 1775–1780

Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père)

Violin
Year: 1830-1840

Francois Fourrier NICOLAS

Cello
Year: 1798

Celeste FAROTTI

Cello
Year: 1904

Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père)

Cello
Year: 1842

Joseph-Arthur VIGNERON (Père)

Violin's bow
Year: 1890

Claude THOMASSIN

Cello bow
Year: 1890

Investing in the instrument foundation is a socially responsible investment that promotes Estonian culture and musical life as well as provides support to outstanding young musicians. I am very honoured to be a participant in establishing the foundation and making my contribution to it.

Paavo Järvi