1714 “da Vinci, ex-Seidel” Stradivari Violin Sold by Tarisio for $15.34 Million.
The instrument, which derives from Stradivari’s Golden Period, sold for the second-highest price of any Stradivarius violin…..
You can read more about this by visiting ‘The Violin Channel’ where you can learn about it’s history and the many famous sound tracks it has being played on.
There is also a quote from Andrew Bernardi who owns the 1696 Amici Bernardi Stradivarius (pictured above).
“The 1714 ‘da Vinci, ex-Seidel’ Stradivari violin was violin virtuoso Toscha Seidel’s ‘first arm’, creating a sound that is both legendary, poetic and the ultimate Hollywood solo violin tone. It is reassuring to see this cultural treasure attracting a near world record as a priceless work of art which brings together communities through music, be it financial syndicates, violin collectors, music lovers, performers or future sponsors inspired by the arts, who will support future performances on this violin.”
“We are very much looking forward to meeting the new custodians of the ‘da Vinci, ex-Seidel’ and see the provenance of this astonishing violin growing ever further,” he added.