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Thread #30334   Message #4029012
Posted By: Newport Boy
19-Jan-20 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Joe - you need to come to Europe. Last season I heard Ning Feng play in Bath and I'm going to hear him again in Cardiff in June. His biography is here and the last paragraph says:

Ning Feng plays a 1721 Stradivari violin, known as the ‘MacMillan’, on private loan, kindly arranged by Premiere Performances of Hong Kong, and plays on strings by Thomastik-Infeld, Vienna.

Over the past 15 years, I've heard at least a dozen of the great instruments, all of them on loan to top performers.

BTW, Ning Feng's encore solo in Bath was Ricci's transcription for violin of Recerdos de la Alhambra by Tarrega.

Phil