Still faithful after 40 years

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows recently published a digital exhibition of the cello’s historical development in anticipation of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Now, they have released a series profiling the instruments used by Festival artists, including artistic director Ralph Kirshbaum. He has played a 1729 cello made by Domenico Montagnana of Venice since 1971 and can trace its ownership back to the Curtis Institute in the 1930’s.

The digital exhibition also profiles instruments played by Festival artists David Geringas (Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1761), Ronald Leonard (Pietro Guarneri of Mantua, 1695), and Zuill Bailey (Matteo Goffriller, Venice 1693, the ‘Schneider’).