Marje Lohuaru, the member of the board of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments and professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, introduced the activities of the foundation and the investment opportunities.
Toomas Velmet, member of Foundation’s council and professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, introduced the history and value of rare string instruments.
A long-term investor of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments and entrepreneur Aare Kaarma, shared the experience of investing in instruments built by masters. He owns a violin made in 1723, by the Italian instrument masters Nicola & Giuseppe (Joseph) Gagliano and a cello made in 1842, by Auguste Sébastien Berdel (Père).
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, a well-regarded Estonian violinist residing in London, showcased a rare violin made in 1678 by the Italian instrument master Girlo (Hieronymus II) Amati.
The leading cello player of Finland, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, an outstanding musician recognised in the international music world, presented the sound features of the cello made in 1890 by the Italian instrument master Stefano Scarampella.
Gloria Ilves, a student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, presented the sound qualities of the violin, built between 1770-1780, by the Italian instrument maker Joseph (Giuseppe) Gagliano. The violin already belongs to the Instrument Foundation.
The works of well-known composers G. F. Handel, J. Halvorsen, R. Glieri, J. Sibelius and N. Paganini were played on the historical instruments built by masters.