List of Stradivarius instruments
This is a list of Stradivarius instruments made by members of the house of Antonio Stradivari.
This list has 244 entries.
|Dubois||1667||Canimex inc.||On loan to Alexandre Da Costa|
|Aranyi||1667||Francis Aranyi (collector)||Sold at Sotheby's London, 12 November 1986|
|Captain Savilleex-Captain Saville||1667||Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
Captain Saville (1901–1907)
|Currently played by André Rieu|
|Amatese||1668||Though listed in many reference books as one of Stradivari's earliest instruments, the modern consensus is that it is not a Stradivarius; it was sold at Sotheby's New York on 3 February 1982 as “an interesting violin”.|
|Clisbee||1669||Mrs. Clisbee||On exhibition at Museo del Violino, town of Cremona, Italy|
|Oistrakh||1671||Queen Elizabeth of Belgium
Glinka Museum, Moscow
|Previously owned by David Oistrakh, who inherited it in 1969 under the will of Queen Elizabeth. He never performed with this instrument, constructed in the Niccolò Amati style, because of the short scale, uncomfortable for his hand. Oistrakh's widow presented the violin to the Glinka Museum. It was stolen in May 1996, but recovered in 2001.|
|Sellière||1672||Charles IV of Spain|
|Spanish||1678||Finnish Cultural Foundation||On loan to Elina Vähälä|
|Hellier||1679||Sir Samuel Hellier||Smithsonian Institution|
|Paganini-Desaint||1680||Nippon Music Foundation||This violin, and the Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola 1731 and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise the Paganini Quartet; the foundation owns more than a dozen Stradivari instruments.|
On loan to Rainer Schmidt, Hagen Quartet.
|1680||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|1681||Reynier and Count de Lachenais||Presumably presented by Napoleon III to the French violinist Léon Reynier, who sold it to Count de Lachenais of Marseilles in 1881. By the intermediary of Albert Caressa, it became part of the collection of John Wanamaker in 1924, when it was acquired by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. in 1929. Its last known owner was Miles Franklin Yount. Reynier also owned a 1727 violin (see below).|
|Cipriani Potter||1683||Cipriani Potter|
|Cobbett; ex-Holloway||1683||On loan to Sejong brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Elphinstoneex-Elphinstone||1684||Owned since 2005 by Philip Greenberg, Artistic director and conductor of the Kiev Philharmonic in the Ukraine.|
|The Marquis||1685||Marchese Spinola
|Arma Senkrahex-Arma Senkrah||1685||The Ruggeri - Stiftung||On loan to Bogdan Bozovic|
|Eugenie, ex-Mackenzie||1685||anonymous||On loan to Swang Lin, associate concertmaster, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.|
|Nachezex-Nachez||1686||Dr. Winfred and Mr. John Constable|
|Ex Bello, Marie Law||1687||c.1875: from George Parsons to Hart & Son (London)
c.1900: John Lawson (Liverpool)
|On loan to Maristella Patuzzi.The Stradivari was used to record the Decca album Intimamente Tango (2015, No. 481 1489) and a new Violin concerto by Manuel De Sica published by Brilliant Classics (2014, No. 94905).|
|Ole Bull||1687||Ole Bull (1844)
Dr. Herbert Axelrod (1985–1997)
|Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod; now part of the Axelrod quartet.|
|Mercur-Avery||1687||On loan to Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2002|
|1688||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|Auer||1689||On loan to Vadim Gluzman brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Baumgartner||1689||Canada Council for the Arts||On loan to Andréa Tyniec until 2018|
|Arditi||1689||Dextra musica AS, Norway||On loan to Elise Båtnes, concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic|
|Spanish I||1689||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain||date range 1687–1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred to as los Decorados and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court viola (1696) and cello (1694).|
|Spanish II||1689||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain||date range 1687–1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred to as los Decorados and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court viola (1696) and cello (1694).|
|Boissier-Sarasate||1690||Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid||Named after its owner, this violin is one of two Stradivarius instruments which previously belonged to Navarrese musician Pablo de Sarasate|
|Bennett||1692||Winterthur-Versicherungen||On loan to Hanna Weinmeister|
|Falmouth||1692||Gert-Jan Kramer||On loan to Alex Kerr, Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra|
|Longuet||1692||Musée de la Musique, Paris||Donated in 1890. On display at the museum.|
||Bequeathed by Gould to the Metropolitan Museum in 1955|
|In the collection of the National Music Museum|
|Baillot-Pommerau||1694b||Formerly owned by Arthur Catterall, then by Alfredo Campoli|
|ex-Halíř or Strad Halir 1694||1694||Karel Halíř
Philip Greenberg, Artistic director and conductor of the Kiev Philharmonic, Ukraine
Dr. Harold Dinkens
Robert Schumitzky, Associate Concertmaster at Opera Pacific Orchestra and first violin at Orchestra Nova San Diego and Pacific Symphony
|Karel Halíř premiered with this instrument the new version of Sibelius's Violin Concerto on 19 October 1905, with Richard Strauss conducting the Berlin Court Orchestra.|
|Francesca||1694||Metropolitan Museum of Art||Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant, 1933|
|Rutson||1694||Royal Academy of Music||Played by Clio Gould|
|Lincoln||1695||Bequeathed to the people of Lincoln in 1970 by Mrs. Dudley Pelham on condition that it be loaned to the Hallé Orchestra for the use of their leader.|
|1696||Owned by Korean-born classical musician, Min-Jin Kym. It was stolen at Euston Station in London in 2010, but recovered in 2013 and was auctioned for £1.4222M to a British Music Festival led by the English violinist Andrew Bernardi|
|Paganini||1697||Edvin Marton||Dima Bilan, together with Evgeni Plushenko and Edvin Marton playing his Stradivarius, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008|
|Molitor||1697||Madame Juliette Récamier, Paris (?–1804)
Count Gabriel-Jean-Joseph Molitor, Paris (1804–1849)
Molitor family (1849–1917)
J. Mazeran, Paris (1917–1923)
The Curtis Institute, Philadelphia (1929–1936)
R. A. Bower, Somerset (1937–1957)
Muriel Anderson, Londonderry (1957–1989)
Elmar Oliveira (1989–1994)
Albert Stern (1994–2010)
Anne Akiko Meyers (2010–)
|Thought to originally belong to Napoleon Bonaparte. Sold by Tarisio Auctions for $3,600,000, a new world record until the Lady Blunt was sold on 20 June 2011.|
|Cecilia C A (Capitulum Agriense)||1697||Formerly owned by Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum since 2011, now played by Katalin Kokas||Johann Ladislaus Pyrker, 1827; an unknown Protestant or Jewish religious identity, 1945; Aranymúzeum, 2011|
|Baron Knoop||1698||One of eleven Stradivari violins associated with Baron Johann Knoop|
|Joachim||1698||Fridart Foundation||Once owned by Hugo Kortschak and later by Joan Field; currently owned by Dr. David Josefowitz (Fridart Foundation, Geneva)|
|Duc de Camposelice||1699||Cho-Liang Lin|
|Lady Tennant; Lafont||1699||Charles Phillipe Lafont
Marguerite Agaranthe Tennant
|On loan to Xiang Gao brokered by the Stradivari Society; sold at Christie's auction US$2.032 million, April 2005|
|Countess Polignac||1699||On loan to Gil Shaham.|
|Castelbarco||1699||Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Kustendyke||1699||Royal Academy of Music|
|ex-Berglund||1699||Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Finnish Cultural Foundation)||Previously owned by conductor Paavo Berglund. Purchased from Berglund's estate by the Finnish Cultural Foundation in June 2012. On loan to Antti Tikkanen.|
|The Penny||1700||Barbara Penny|
|Dragonetti||1700||Nippon Music Foundation||Formerly owned by Alfredo Campoli, now played by Veronika Eberle|
|Jupiter||1700||Giovanni Battista Viotti|
|Taft; ex-Emil Heermann||1700||Canada Council for the Arts||On loan to Nikki Chooi who was from 2009-2012 the recipient of the Council's 1729 Guarneri, now on loan to Chooi's younger brother Timothy Chooi|
|Ward||1700||U. S. Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Dushkin||1701||On loan to Dennis Kim, concertmaster, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Irish||1702||Pohjola Bank Art Foundation, Finland||On loan to Antti Tikkanen|
|Conte de Fontana; ex-Oistrakh||1702||Riccardo Brengola
Pro Canale Foundation
|On loan to Mariana Sîrbu. Previously owned by David Oistrakh (1959-1966). After the 1736 Yusupov it was his second Strad, bought in Paris in 1959 and traded in 1966 for the 1705 Marsick.|
|Lukens; Edler Voicu||1702||A. W. Lukens
Romania Culture Ministry
|On loan to Alexandru Tomescu through 2012|
|King Maximilian Joseph||1702|
|Antonio Stradivari||1703||Bundesrepublik Deutschland||Exhibited at Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin|
|La Rouse Boughton||1703||Österreichische Nationalbank||On loan to Boris Kuschnir of the Kopelman Quartet|
|Lord Newlands||1702||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Ray Chen|
|Lady Harmsworth||1703||Paul Bartel||On loan to Kristóf Baráti brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Foulisex-Foulis||1703||On loan to Karen Gomyo|
|Owned since 1991 by Rony Rogoff|
|Betts||1704||U.S. Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Sleeping Beauty||1704||Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank (L-Bank)||On loan to Isabelle Faust. One of the few Stradivari violins to have retained original neck.|
|Prince Obolensky||1704||On loan to Esther Yoo|
|Baron von der LeyenBaron von der Leyen||1705||Private owner||Auctioned by Tarisio on 26 April 2012 for $2.6 million.|
|Marsick Oistrakhex-Marsick; ex-Oistrakh||1705||Previously owned by David Oistrakh (1966-1974), acquired in trade for the 1702 Conte di Fontana|
|Tadoliniex-Tadolini||1706||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|La Cathédrale||1707||Nigel Kennedy|
|ex-Prihoda||1707||Luz Leskowitz||Previously owned by Czech violinist Váša Příhoda, teacher of Luz Leskowitz|
|Hammer||1707||Christian Hammer (collector)||Sold at Christie's New York on 16 May 2006 for a record US$3,544,000 (€2,765,080) after five minutes of bidding|
|1707||Russian State Collection- Glinka Museum, Moscow|
|Le Davidoff||1708||Musée de la Musique, Paris||Bequeathed to the museum in 1887|
|Le Tua||1708||Musée de la Musique, Paris||Donated to the museum in 1935|
|Burstein; Bagshawe||1708||Owned by the Jacobs family, loaned to Jeff Thayer, San Diego Symphony concertmaster|
|Huggins||1708||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to the most recent winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin|
|Regent||1708||Owned by the Fridart Foundation|
|Ruby||1708||On loan to Chen Xi brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Strauss||1708||On loan to Clara-Jumi Kang brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Greffuhle||1709||Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod. Now part of the Axelrod quartet.|
|Hammerleex-Hämmerle; ex-Adler||1709||Österreichische Nationalbank||on loan to Rainer Honeck|
|Ernst||1709||Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst About 1850-1865
Wilma Neruda 1872
|On loan to Dénes Zsigmondy through 2003|
|Engleman||1709||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Vilde Frang|
|King Maximilian; Unico||1709||Axel Springer Foundation||On loan to Michel Schwalbé, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic (1966–1986); reported stolen in 1999|
|Viotti; ex-Bruce||1709||Royal Academy of Music||Allocated to the Royal Academy of Music after acquisition by HM Government in July 2005 in lieu of inheritance tax, with additional funding from: the National Heritage Memorial Fund, National Art Collections Fund, J & A Beare, The Belmont Trust, Nigel Brown, members of the Bruce family, Albert Frost CBE, Elizabeth Insall, Ian Stoutzker OBE, Old Possum's Practical Trust, BBC Two's The Culture Show and anonymous donors|
|Marie Hall||1709||Giovanni Battista Viotti
The Chi-Mei Collection
|Named after violinist Marie Hall|
|Kempnerex-Kempner||1709||On loan to Soovin Kim|
|La Pucelle||1709||Huguette Clark
|Parisian dealer Jean Baptiste Vuillaume took it apart in the 19th century and added a tailpiece with a carving of Joan of Arc, the virgin warrior known as La Pucelle|
|Camposelice||1710||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Svetlin Roussev|
|Lord Dunn-Raven||1710||Anne-Sophie Mutter|
|Roedererex-Roederer||1710||On loan to David Grimal (Owned by Ayla Erduran for 37 years).|
|Vieuxtempsex-Vieuxtemps||1710||Purchased 1900 by Leopold Geissmar, a lawyer and amateur musician in Mannheim
His daughter Berta had it in 1944.
|On loan to Samuel Magad, concertmaster 1972-2007, Chicago Symphony Orchestra|
|Davis||1710||Mr. and Mrs. William S. Davis||On loan to Michael Shih, concertmaster, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra|
|1710||Russian State Collection- Glinka Museum, Moscow|
|the Antonius||1711||Metropolitan Museum of Art||Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant, 1933|
|the Lady Inchiquin||1711||previously owned by Fritz Kreisler||Played by Frank Peter Zimmermann, a German banking company. WestLB AG bought it for his use.|
|Earl of Plymouth; Kreisler||1711||Los Angeles Philharmonic||Found in storeroom on the estate of the Earl of Plymouth along with The Messiah and Alard violins in 1925; purchased by Fritz Kreisler in 1928 and subsequently sold by him in 1946|
|Liegnitz||1711||Previously owned by Szymon Goldberg|
|Viotti||1712||Giovanni Battista Viotti
Henry Hottinger Collection
|Owned since 1965 by Isaac Hurwitz|
|Le Fountaine||1712||This is a 'Violino piccolo' from 1712 - slightly shorter than a regular violin, measuring 475mm from top to bottom, 100mm shorter than a regular instrument.|
|Le Brun||1712||Niccolò Paganini
From circa 1806 Charles-Francois Lebrun
Until 1893 Chardon et Fils
From 1893 Vincenzo Sighicelli
From 1922 Otto Senn
From 2008 Anonymous concert violinist
|Sold at Sotheby's auction on 13 November 2001. From November 2015 to January 2016 was on loan to Kiril Laskarov, concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.|
|Karpilowsky||1712||Harry Solloway||Missing: stolen in 1953 from Solloway's residence in Los Angeles|
|Boissier-Sarasate||1713||Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid||Sarasate legancy 1909|
|Daniel||1713||On loan to Juan Pablo Reynoso|
|Gibson; ex-Huberman||1713||Bronisław Huberman
|Stolen twice from Huberman|
|Lady Ley||1713||Stradivarius family||Owned by Jue Yao, Chinese violinist|
|Wirt||1713||The Chi-Mei Collection|
|Dolphin; Delfino||1714||Jascha Heifetz
Nippon Music Foundation
|On loan to Akiko Suwanai|
|Berouex-Berou; ex-Thibaud||1714||Jacques Thibaud||Previously owned by David Oistrakh (his first Stradivarius, bought in the USA in 1956).|
|Le Maurien||1714||Missing: stolen 2002|
|Leonora Jackson||1714||William Sloan Collection|
|Sinsheimer; General Kyd; Perlman||1714||Itzhak Perlman
David L. Fulton
|Smith-Quersin||1714||Österreichische Nationalbank||On loan to Rainer Honeck, the Vienna Philharmonic leader.|
|Alard-Baron Knoop||1715||Juan Luis Prieto||Named for French violinist Jean-Delphin Alard. Sold at auction in 1981 to a collector in Singapore for $1.2 million.|
|Baron Knoop; ex-Bevan||1715||David L. Fulton|
|Bazziniex-Bazzini||1715||On loan to Matteo Fedeli|
|Cremonese; ex-Harold; Joseph Joachim||1715||Joseph Joachim
Municipality of Cremona
|On exhibition at Museo del Violino, town of Cremona, Italy|
|Emperor||1715||George Haddock (1876-1907)
Edgar Haddock (1907-1910)
|Sold to Jan Kubelík in 1910 for £10,000.|
|Duke of Cambridge; ex-Pierre Rode||1715||NPO "Yellow Angel"||Formerly loaned to Ryu Goto|
|Joachim||1715||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Ray Chen|
|Lipiński||1715||Giuseppe Tartini||On loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Frank Almond. Stolen in an armed robbery on 27 January 2014 and subsequently recovered.|
|Ex Adolf Busch||1716||Owned by David Garrett since 2010|
|Le Provigny||1716||Musée de la Musique, Paris||Bequeathed to the Museum in 1909|
|Berthier||1716||Baron Vecsey de Vecse
|Booth||1716||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Arabella Steinbacher; formerly loaned to Shunsuke Sato; formerly loaned to Julia Fischer|
|Colossus / le pockface||1716||J Chang||Recovered in 2013 (previously from an estate sale) on eBay to a private collector|
|Milstein ex Goldman||1716||Nathan Milstein||Sold by Charles Beare and the Milstein Family to Jerry Kohl|
|Monasterio||1716||Ruggiero Ricci||Named after violinist and composer Jesús de Monasterio. Cyrus Forough|
|Messiah-Salabue||1716||Ashmolean Museum Oxford||On exhibition at the Oxford Ashmolean Museum; made from the same tree as a P.G. Rogeri violin of 1710|
|Windsor-Weinsteinex-Windsor-Weinstein; Fite||1716||Canada Council for the Arts||On loan to Timothy Chooi|
|Baron Wittgenstein||1716||The Bulgarian state||Formerly owned by John Corigliano Sr. (former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic)|
on loan to Mincho Minchev since 1979
|Gariel||1717||Jaime Laredo||Nicola Benedetti|
|Baumgartnerex-Baumgartner||1717||Lucerne Festival Strings||On loan to Daniel Dodds|
|ToennigesToenniges||1717||Strad with the Vuillaume Back The Lawrence Welk Show Dick Kesner and his Magic Stradivarius||Dick Kesner, Paul Toenniges (Studio City, California)|
|Kochanski||1717|| Pierre Amoyal
|Stolen in 1987; recovered in 1991|
|Sasserno||1717||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Viviane Hagner until 2012
On loan to Alina Pogostkina since 2013
|Viotti; ex-Rosé||1718||Giovanni Battista Viotti
|On loan to Volkhard Steude|
|Shaped like a guitar; on loan to Simone Lamsma|
|Firebird; ex-Saint Exupéry||1718||Salvatore Accardo||Named for the colouration of the varnish, and for the instrument's brilliant sound.|
|Marquis de Rivière||1718||Daniel Majeske||Played by Majeske while concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1969–1993|
|San Lorenzo||1718||Georg Talbot|
|Count Vieriex-Count Vieri||1718||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|Lauterbach||1719||Johann Christoph Lauterbach
Charles Philippe Lafont
|Wieniawski, Bower||1719||Benz Mercedes Zurich||Loan to Klaidi Sahatci, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich Concertmaster|
|WoolhouseWoolhouse||1720||played by Rudolf Koelman|
|Bavarianex-Bavarian||1720||Metropolitan Museum of Art|
teacher of Harvard
wife of Benjamin Franklin
Duques de Osuna
|von Beckerath||1720||Michael Antonello|
|Thibaudex-Thibaud||1720||Jacques Thibaud||Destroyed in the crash of Air France Flight 178 on 1 September 1953|
|Sinsheimer; Iselin||1721||Stolen in Hanover, Germany in 2008; recovered in 2009.|
|Lady Blunt||1721||Nippon Music Foundation||Named for Lady Anne Blunt, daughter of Ada Lovelace and granddaughter of Lord Byron). The Lady Blunt was last sold at London auction house Tarisio on 20 June 2011 for £9,808,000 (US$15.9 million), with proceeds going to the Nippon Foundation's Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.|
|Jean-Marie Leclair||1721||Jean-Marie Leclair||On loan to Guido Rimonda|
|Red Mendelssohn||1720||Mendelssohn family
Elizabeth PitcairnJoseph Joachim
|Inspiration for the 1998 film, The Red ViolinFormerly part of the von Mendelssohn family quartet of Stradivari's in Berlin|
|Birsou'||1721||Léon Reynier||Formerly owned by Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joan Field - an American violinist (1915 - 1988) also known as one of its owners, played the Birsou' from 1921 to 1929. In 2002, Joshua Bell recorded O'mio Babbino Caro on the Birsou'.|
|The Macmillan||1721||Tossy Spivakovsky||On Loan to Ray Chen through Young Concert Artists (2008-2012); on loan to Ning Feng through Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (2012–Present)|
|Jules Falk||1723||Viktoria Mullova||Bought by the American violinist Jules Falk in 1907. A child prodigy, Falk joined the Philadelphia Orchestra under Stokowski aged 17 and was later music director of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. He played this Stradivarius violin until his death in 1957.|
|Jupiter; ex-Goding||1722||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Ryu Goto; formerly Midori Goto, Daishin Kashimoto|
|Elman||1722||Chi Mei Museum|
|Cádiz||1722||Joseph Fuchs||On loan to Jennifer Frautschi; named after the city of Cádiz, Spain.|
|Kiesewetter; ex-Keisewetter||1723||Clement and Karen Arrison||On loan to Philippe Quint brokered by the Stradivari Society. Left by Quint in taxi on 21 April 2008 and recovered the following day.|
|Earl Spencer||1723||On loan to Nicola Benedetti|
|Le Sarasate||1724||Koltius Voloninis
Niccolò Paganini (1817-1840)
Pablo de Sarasate
Musée de la Musique, Paris since 1909
|Believed to have been owned by Kotzius Voloninis, it was sold to Niccolò Paganini in 1817, at his death in 1840 by his son to Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, then to Pablo de Sarasate who bequeathed it in 1909 to the Conservatoire de Musique in memory of his student days. On display at the museum.|
|Abergavenny||1724||Leonidas Kavakos plays it since 2010|
|Brancaccio||1725||Destroyed in an allied air raid on Berlin.||Owned by Carl Flesch until 1928; sold to Franz von Mendelssohn, banker and amateur violinist.|
|Chaconne||1725||Österreichische Nationalbank||On loan to Rainer Küchel|
|Leonardo da Vinci||1725||Da Vinci family|
|Lubbock||1725||Jean Jacques Grasset (17??-1839)
Charles Francois Gand (Paris) (1839-1844)
W.E. Hill & Sons (1892-1893)
Neville Lubbock & Miss Lubbock (1893-1917)
W.E. Hill & Sons (1925-1928)
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (1925-1928)
Caroline Powers Thomas (Scarsdale NY)(1928-1960s)
|Owned by French artist/musician Jean Jacques Grasset until his death in 1839, owned and played by amateur musician Meugy and later owned and played by Miss Lubbock establishing its sobriquet as Lubbock.|
|Wilhelmj||1725||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Baiba Skride; one of several Stradivari violins with the sobriquet "Wilhelmj"|
Niccolò Paganini (until 1840)
|Played by Paganini, Hubay, Nai-Yuan Hu, Robert Gerle. Currently played by Edvin Marton|
|Greville; Kreisler; Adams||1726||Fritz Kreisler|
|Baron Deurbroucq||1727||Baron Deurbroucq (The Hague) (1870)
Robert Crawford (Edinburgh)
W.E. Hill & Sons (1902)
Hans Wessely (1903–1926)
David D. Walton (Boston) (1926)
Emil Herrmann (19??–1945)
Fredell Lack (1945-2014)
Beare's International Violin Society (2015–present)
|Currently used by Janine Jansen|
|Barrere||1727||On loan to Janine Jansen brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Benvenuti||1727||Owned by Maurice Hasson|
|Davidoff-Morini||1727||Missing: stolen in 1995|
|General Dupontex-General Dupont||1727||Arthur Grumiaux||On loan to Frank Peter Zimmermann|
|Holroyd||1727||Owned by Koh Gabriel Kameda|
|Kreutzer||1727||Maxim Vengerov||One of four Stradivari violins with the sobriquet Kreutzer (1701, 1720, 1731)|
|Reynierex-Reynier or Le Reynier; Hart; ex-Francescatti||1727||LVMH since 1993 or 1994
|Named after Léon Reynier who won at the Concervatoire de Paris in 1847. Has been lent to Maxim Vengerov. Now on loan to Augustin Dumay.|
|Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue||1727||Nippon Music Foundation||This violin, and the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1680, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731 and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise the Paganini Quartet.|
On loan to Lukas Hagen, Hagen Quartet
|Halphen||1727||Angelika Prokopp Private Foundation||On loan to Eckhard Seifert|
Town of Cremona
|On display in Cavalese|
|1727||Suntory Foundation for Arts||On loan to Shion Minami|
|A. J. Fletcher; Red Cross Knight||1728||A. J. Fletcher Foundation||On loan to Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet; the instrument was made by Omobono Stradivarius|
|1728||Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund||On loan to Satu Vänskä, Assistant Leader of the orchestra|
|Artot-Alard||1728||Endre Balogh||A copy of this instrument was produced in 1996 by Gregg Alf and Joseph Curtin, using modern materials and methods; Balogh performs on both the 1728 original and the replica.|
|Dragonetti-Milanollo||1728||Giovanni Battista Viotti
|On loan to Corey Cerovsek|
|Perkins||1728||Los Angeles Philharmonic||Named for Frederick Perkins; formerly owned by Luigi Boccherini|
Los Angeles Philharmonic
|Bequeathed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Jack Benny|
|Solomon, ex-Lambert||1729||Murray Lambert
|Sold at Christie's, New York for US$2,728,000 (€2,040,000)|
|Innes||1729||On loan to Eugen Sârbu; previously loaned to Wieniawski|
|Guarneri||1729||Canada Council for the Arts||On loan to Timothy Chooi, the younger brother of the 2009-2012 loan recipient Nikki Chooi, in 2012 named recipient of the Council's 1700 Taft Stradivari|
|Récamier||1729||Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.||On loan to Sayaka Shoji|
|Baldiani||1730||Antonio Strad Violin, San Antonio TX||Currently for sale at Antonio Strad Violin, San Antonio, TX|
|Ex-Neveu||1730||Marcel Vatelot||Produced by Omobono Stradivari. Purchased by Ginette Neveu in 1935 in order to enter the Wieniawski Competition. Was lost in a 1949 plane crash in the Azores along with Neveu.|
|Royal Spanish||1730||Anne Akiko Meyers||Once owned by the King of Spain|
|Lady Jeanne||1731||Donald Kahn Foundation||On loan to Benjamin Schmid|
|Kreutzer||1731||Huguette M. Clark||One of four Stradivari violins with the sobriquet Kreutzer (1701, 1720, 1727), Failed to sell at Christie's in New York June 18, 2014|
|Hansheinz Schneeberger, owner since 1959|
|Baillot||1732||Fondazione Casa di Risparmio||Lent to Giuliano Carmignola for the DG recording of Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Violins|
|Duke of Alcantara||1732||An obscure Spanish nobleman described as an aide-de-camp of King Don Carlos
|Genevieve Vedder donated the instrument to UCLA's music department in the 1960s. In 1967, the instrument was on loan to David Margetts. Whether it was left on the roof of his car or stolen is uncertain, but for 27 years the violin was considered missing until it was recovered from an amateur violinist who claimed to have found it on a freeway. A settlement was made and the Stradivarius was returned to UCLA in 1995.|
|Red Diamond||1732||Louis Von Spencer IV|
|Tom Taylor||1732||Previously owned by Joshua Bell|
|1732||Currently for sale at Peter Prier & Sons Violins in Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan||1732||Carlo Alfredo Piatti
John Hungerford Arkwright
Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation
|Donated to the foundation by Sylvan in 2015|
|Des Rosiers||1733||Angèle Dubeau||Previously owned by Arthur Leblanc|
|Huberman; Kreisler||1733||Bronisław Huberman
|Rode||1733||Currently used by Erzhan Kulibaev by courtesy of the Maggini Foundation|
|Ames||1734||Roman Totenberg||stolen in 1981, found June 2015 returned to Totenberg family August 6, 2015; Explained by Nina Totenberg, Interview with Nina Totenberg|
|Scotland University||1734||Sau-Wing Lam Collection||Currently used by Sergei Krylov by courtesy of the Fondazione Antonio Stradivari in Cremona|
|Baron Feilitzsch; Heermann||1734||Baron Feilitzsch
|Habeneck||1734||Royal Academy of Music|
|Herkules; Ysaÿe; ex-Szeryng; King David||1734||Eugène Ysaÿe
State of Israel
|Stolen from Ysaÿe during a concert in St. Petersburg in 1908; he had left it in the dressing room unattended. It reappeared at a shop in Paris in 1925. In 1972 Szeryng donated the instrument to the City of Jerusalem. According to his wish, the violin is to be played by the concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|Lord Amherst of Hackney||1734||Fritz Kreisler|
|Lamoureux; ex-Zimbalist||1735||Missing: stolen|
|Muntz||1736||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Yuki Manuela Janke, concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Dresden|
|Yale Stradivari||1736||Yale University, Collection of Musical Instruments|
|Yusupov||1736||Russian State Collection,- Glinka Museum, Moscow||Previously loaned to David Oistrakh (1930s-1941)|
|Il Mio Preferito; L'ultimo||1737|
There are thirteen known extant Stradivari violas.
|Mahler||1672||Habisreutinger Foundation||The first of the Stradivarius violas; currently on loan to French violist Antoine Tamestit|
|Tuscan-Medici Tenor||1690||Cosimo III de' Medici
Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini (Florence)
|Tuscan-Medici||1690||Cosimo III de' Medici
|Commissioned by Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany; currently on loan to the U.S. Library of Congress|
|Axelrod||1696||Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod. Now part of the Axelrod quartet.|
|Archinto||1696||Royal Academy of Music|
|Spanish Court||1696||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain||Collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the violin duo los Decorados (Spanish I and II, 1687-1689) and the Spanish Court cello of 1694.|
|MacDonald||1701||Peter Schidlof||To be sold at auction through London musical instruments auction house Ingles & Hayday in conjunction with Sotheby's in Spring 2014 via silent auction. Winning bid was to be announced on June 25, 2014, but the instrument failed to attract a buyer matching the minimum bid of $45 million.|
|Kux; Castelbarco||1714||Fridart Foundation||Converted from viol to viola by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume|
|The Russian||1715||Russian State Collection|
|Cassavetti||1727||U.S. Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Paganini-Mendelssohn||1731||Nippon Music Foundation||This viola, and the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1680, the Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727 and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise the Paganini Quartet.|
On loan to Kazuhide Isomura of the Tokyo String Quartet. Formerly part of the von Mendelssohn family quartet of Stradivari's in Berlin.
|Gibson||1734||Habisreutinger Foundation||Currently on loan to Swiss-Polish violist Lech Antonio Uszynski|
Antonio Stradivari built between 70 and 80 cellos in his lifetime, of which 63 are extant.
|ex Vatican Stradivarius||1620*||Wendy Sutter
Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt, New York
|Originally made by Nicolo Amati as a viola da gamba c.1620, reworked into a cello by Amati's student, Antonio Stradivari.|
|ex-Du Pré; ex-Harrell||1673||Jacqueline du Pré
|General Kyd; ex-Leo Stern||1684||Leo Stern
Los Angeles Philharmonic
|Stolen in 2004 and later recovered|
|Marylebone||1688||Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod; part of the Axelrod quartet.|
Julian Lloyd Webber
|ex-Gendron; ex-Lord Speyer||1693||Edgar Speyer; Kunststiftung NRW||On loan to Maria Kliegel; previously loaned to Maurice Gendron (1958–1990)|
|Spanish Court or Decorado||1694||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain||Collectively known as Quinteto Real or Quinteto Palatino (The Royal Quintet or Palace Quintet) when included with the violin duo, los Decorados (Spanish I and II 1687-1689), Bajo Palatino cello of 1700 and the Spanish Court viola of 1696. Is the original quartet. See Juan Ruiz Casaux|
|Bajo Palatino||1700||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain||collectively known as Quinteto Palatino or Quinteto Palatino (The Royal Quintet or Palace Quintet) when included with the violin duo, los Decorados (Spanish I and II 1687-1689), Spanish Court cello of 1694 and the Spanish Court viola of 1696.|
Canada Council for the Arts
|On loan to Cameron Crozman|
|Lord Aylesford||1696||Nippon Music Foundation||On loan to Pablo Ferrández; previously loaned to Danjulo Ishizaka and Janos Starker (1950–1965)|
|Castelbarco||1697||U.S. Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Cholmondeley Cello||1698||Anonymous collector||Purchased in 1988 for a record GB£682,000 (US$1.2 million)|
|Stauffer; ex-Cristiani||1700||Johann Georg Stauffer
Jean Louis Duport
Elise Barbier Cristiani
|On display at the Civic Museum of Cremona|
|Servais||1701||National Museum of American History||On loan to Anner Bylsma|
|Paganini-Countess of Stanlein||1707||Bernard Greenhouse||Sold in January 2012 for ca. $6 million to Montreal arts patron; on loan to Stéphane Tétreault|
|Boccherini; Romberg||1709||formerly played by Pablo Casals|
|Markevitch; Delphino||1709||Owned by the Fridart Foundation|
|Gore Booth; Baron Rothschild||1710||Rocco Filippini|
|Duport||1711||Mstislav Rostropovich (1974–2007)|
|Davidov||1712||Count Matvei Wielhorski (1794–1866)
Jacqueline du Pré
|On loan to Yo-Yo Ma|
|Batta||1714||J. P. Thibout
W.E. Hill & Sons
Baron Johann Knoop
|currently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City|
|de Vaux||1717||On loan to Adam Klocek|
|Amaryllis Fleming||1717||ex-Blair-Oliphant, ex-Hegar, ex-Kühn, ex-Küchler||Formerly owned by Amaryllis Fleming, half sister to writers Ian and Peter Fleming. Neck, head and table are not original, after extensive repairs in the 18th century by the Spanish luthier José Contreras; auctioned in 2008|
|Piatti||1720||Carlos Prieto||Formerly part of the von Mendelssohn family quartet of Stradivari's in Berlin|
|Vaslin||1723||LVMH||On loan to Christian-Pierre La Marca|
|Baudiot||1725||Gregor Piatigorsky||Bequeathed to Evan Drachman by his grandfather Gregor Piatigorsky|
|Chevillard||1725||Museu da Música, Lisbon|
|Marquis de Corberon; ex-Loeb||1726||Royal Academy of Music||Formerly owned by Hugo Becker and Audrey Melville, who bequeathed it to the RAM in 1960. Melville's friend, Zara Nelsova, held it until her death in 2002, as a condition of Melville's bequest. Currently on loan to Steven Isserlis.|
|Comte de Saveuse||1726||Comte de Saveuse d'Abbeville, Edward Latter, Archibald Hartnell, Michael Edmonds, subsequently lent to Michael Evans.|
|De Munck; ex-Feuermann||1730||Emmanuel Feuermann
Nippon Music Foundation
|On loan to Steven Isserlis|
|Pawle||1730||Chi Mei Museum|
|Braga||1731||On loan to Myung-wha Chung|
|Stuart||1732||Frederick the Great, Steven Honigberg||According to Vladimir Putin, his friend Sergei Roldugin bought the instrument for $12 mln.|
|Paganini-Ladenburg||1736||Nippon Music Foundation||This cello, and the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1686, the Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727 and the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731, comprise the Paganini Quartet.|
On loan to Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo String Quartet
Five complete guitars by Stradivari exist, and a few fragments of others—including the neck of a sixth guitar, owned by the Conservatoire de Musique in Paris. These guitars have ten (doubled) strings, which was typical of the era.
The Sabionari guitar by Antonio Stradivari (1697), currently the only playable Stradivari guitar, is contemporary to the early painted violins “Sunrise” and “Hellier”. At the beginning of the XIX century, like many other baroque guitars, it had been redesigned to follow the instrumental practice. Recently it was restored by Lorenzo Frignani to the original baroque configuration with five double strings. The Sabionari Stradivari is owned by a private collector
|Hill||1688||Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University||ex-Kabayao-Dolfus Stradivarius 1724|
|Rawlins||1700||National Music Museum, South Dakota|
The only surviving Stradivarius harp is the arpetta (little harp), owned by San Pietro a Maiella Music Conservatory in Naples, Italy.
There are two known extant Stradivari mandolins. The Cutler-Challen Choral Mandolino of 1680 is in the collection of the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The other, dated ca. 1706, is owned by private collector Charles Beare of London. Known as Mandolino Coristo, it has eight strings.
A Stradivarius bow, The King Charles IV Violin Bow attributed to the Stradivari Workshop, is currently in the collection of the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The Rawlins Gallery violin bow, NMM 4882, is attributed to the workshop of Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, ca. 1700. This is one of two bows (the other in a private collection in London) attributed to the workshop of Antonio Stradivari.
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