OUR INSTRUMENTS

ACO violinist Satu sitting down holding the Stradivari violin she plays.


Musicians in the ACO are privileged to play on some of the finest instruments in the world, some of which were made in the historical period known as the Golden Age of stringed instruments.

This would not have been possible without the generosity of private benefactors and key patrons such as Peter Weiss AO and Guido and Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as well as the ACO Instrument Fund – an initiative of the ACO which enables investors to participate in a bank of historic stringed instruments.

Click through for more information on each instrument below.

1728/29 Stradivari Violin

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Glenn Christensen

Owner: ACO Instrument Fund

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1726 Stradivari Violin

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Satu Vänskä

Owner:
Guido and Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis

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1743 Guarneri Violin

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Richard Tognetti

Owner: Anonymous

 

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1616 Amati Cello

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Timo-Veikko Valve

Owner: ACO Instrument Fund

 

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1759 Guadagnini Violin

Origin: Parma, Italy

Current Player: Helena Rathbone

Owner: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

 

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1585 Da Salo Bass

Origin: Brescia, Italy

Current Player: Maxime Bibeau

Owner: Anonymous

 

 

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1714 Guarneri Violin

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Maja Savnik

Owner: ACO Instrument Fund

 

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1610 Maggini Viola

Origin: Brescia, Italy

Current Player: N/A

Owner: Anonymous

 


 

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1729 Guarneri Cello

Origin: Cremona, Italy

Current Player: Julian Thompson

Owner: ACO (donated by Peter Weiss)

 

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