The Strad News – Nippon Music Foundation announces loans of Stradivaris to three violinists

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The Nippon Music Basis has not too long ago introduced the recipients of its instrument mortgage venture. Violinists Giuseppe Gibboni, Risa Hokamura and Rino Yoshimoto will every be loaned a Stradivari violin for at least two years.

The inspiration owns 21 devices by Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri ’del Gesù’ and loans them to promising younger musicians below the age of 35.

Winner of the 56th Worldwide Violin Competitors ‘Premio Paganini’, Italian violinist Giuseppe Gibboni has been loaned the 1722 ‘Jupiter’ Stradivari. The violin was acquired by the Nippon Music Basis in 1998.

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Silver medalist of the 2018 Worldwide Violin Competitors of Indianapolis, Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura has been loaned the 1715 ‘Joachim’ Stradivari violin. The violin is one among three 1715 Stradivaris owned by the violinist Joseph Joachim and is often known as the ’Joachim-Aranyi’, because the instrument was bequeathed to Joachim’s great-niece Adela d’Aranyi.

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Finalist of the Shanghai Isaac Stern Worldwide Violin Competitors and second-prize winner of the Fritz Kreisler Worldwide Violin Competitors, Rino Yoshimoto has been loaned the 1736 ‘Muntz’ Stradivari violin. Previously owned by Rely Cozio di Salabue in 1775 and beforehand performed by former concertmaster of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Steven Staryk, the Nippon Music Basis acquired the violin in 1997.


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