Legendary Ex-Vieuxtemps Violin To Be Played On Legend Pagnini’s 227th Birthday

Music lovers will be happy to know that very soon Moscow will be treated to some delicious musical notes that come from one of the costliest violins in the world. So if you have the time and money, you should very well make it to the Russian captial for the grand event. This violin goes by the name Ex-Vieuxtemps and was made by the venerated Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741.

A little bit of research told us that this violin has a long list of famous owners that also includes the great violinist and composer of the 19th Century, Henri Vieuxtemps maybe that is the reason why the violin is called so.

Well, in 2008 this musical instrument was purchased by a Russian lawyer and businessman, Maxim Viktorov. And since the violin has been so closely associated wit Pagnini, it has been decided to play on it to mark the great composer’s to honour legendary musician Paganini’s 227th birth anniversary that falls this year. Apparently, it was Pagnini who heard Henri play this same violin at 14 and predicted that the boy would grow to be a great man. Famous Japanese violinist Kyoko Yonemoto will have the honor of playing this violin at a special concert at Moscow’s Conervatorium.

Via russiatoday

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