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John Dilworth has worked for a long time at the prestigious J. & A. Beare representation in London. The office deals with advising on transactions involving historical string instruments. He has published articles and research papers on historical instruments and is a contributor to the specialist magazine The Strad. He is an awaited performer at international conferences.

John Dilworth gave a thorough overview of historical high quality string instruments, foremost focusing on the creations of the Italian violin makers Amati and Stradivari. The string instrument expert explained how the price of the string instrument is established and what gives historic instruments value.

The seminar took place in the framework of the creative industries development action activity „Increasing awareness about creative industries“. The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund.