Stradivari, Gofriller, Montagnana, Guadagnini: some of the undisputed masters of cello making are showcased in The Strad Calendar 2016. Renowned for their tone quality and projection, these instruments are coveted by collectors, enthusiasts and - of course - the greatest cello players in the world today.
As well as bringing together twelve beautiful, impeccably crafted instruments, this year's Calendar highlights several of the top soloists currently gracing the concert stage, along with well-known pedagogues and a few up-and-coming stars of the future.
The featured cellos are:
- Antonio Stradivari 'Mara' cello 1711 played by Christian Polte´ra
- Matteo Gofriller cello 1710 played by Alban Gerhardt
- Antonio Stradivari 'Fleming' cello 1717 played by Sharon Robinson
- G.B. Guadagnini 'Baldner' cello 1761 played by David Geringas
- Antonio Stradivari 'Castelbarco, Fau' cello 1707 played by Jan Vogler
- Domenico Montagnana cello 1729 played by Ralph Kirshbaum
- Antonio Stradivari 'Boni, Hegar' cello 1707 played by Andreas Brantelid
- Andrea Guarneri 'Soyer' cello 1669 played by Thomas Demenga
- Antonio Stradivari 'Barjansky' cello 1690 played by Julian Lloyd Webber
- Francesco Rugeri cello 1692 played by Richard Harwood
- Domenico Montagnana cello 1720 played by Lynn Harrell
- Brothers Amati cello 1622 played by Laurence Les
H: 44cm / B: 31 cm