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Viola Exhibit to Coincide with the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition

2018 Primrose Art

The Viola: An Exhibition of Sound, Form and Beauty

Proudly Presented by Reuning & Son Violins and Benning Violins

Preeminent violin shops Reuning & Son Violins of Boston and Benning Violins of Los Angeles will host a five-day exhibit of fine violas and viola bows crafted by old and modern masters. The exhibit, “The Viola: An Exhibition of Sound, Form and Beauty”, will be held on June 12 through June 16, coinciding with the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition held in Los Angeles and sponsored by The Colburn School and the American Viola Society.

The competition is named after the late renowned Scottish violist, author and teacher William Primrose.

This exhibit will bring together an extraordinary collection of fine Italian violas by Amati, Maggini, Tononi, Scarampella, Guadagnini and other old-world masters. Bows crafted by Henry, Sartory, and many of the finest contemporary makers will also be exhibited.

“We’re pleased to present a number of notable violas to this extraordinary exhibit,” said violinmaker and renowned dealer Christopher Reuning. “It is extremely uncommon for this many important instruments to be assembled for sale in one place."

According to Eric Benning, “some of the greatest violists in the world will be in Los Angeles for the competition. With this collection of violas we’ve assembled just a few miles away from the competition, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Earth trembled a bit."

The exhibit will be open during Benning Violins’ regular business hours.

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

 

All violas and bows on exhibit will be available for examination, trial on the premises and purchase. Availability is subject to prior sale.

 

Violas Featured in the Exhibit

Date Maker
1580-90 Antonio & Girolamo Amati
1600 Giovanni Paolo Maggini
1780 Gaspare Lorenzini
1757 Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi 
1793 Anselmo Bellosio
1700-10 Carlo Tononi
1910  Stefano Scarampella
1792 Giuseppe Guadagnini
1777 Tomasso Eberle
1965 Ansaldo Poggi
1772 Simone Giamberini
1975 Pietro Sgarabotto
1950 Celeste Farotto
   

Viola by Giovanni Paolo Maggini

Viola by Giovanni Paolo Maggini

Giovanni Paolo Maggini | Brescia | c. 1600
Viola by Gaspare Lorenzini

Viola by Gaspare Lorenzini

Gaspare Lorenzini | Piacenza, c. 1780
Viola by Stefano Scarampella

Viola by Stefano Scarampella

Stefano Scarampella | Mantua, 1910
Viola by Ansaldo Poggi

Viola by Ansaldo Poggi

Ansaldo Poggi | Bologna, 1965
Viola by Simone Giamberini

Viola by Simone Giamberini

Simone Giamberini | Florence, 1772
Viola by Carlo Tononi

Viola by Carlo Tononi

Carlo Tononi | Bologna, c. 1700-10
Viola by Anselmo Bellosio

Viola by Anselmo Bellosio

Anselmo Bellosio | Venice | c. 1793
Viola by Tomasso Eberle

Viola by Tomasso Eberle

Tomasso Eberle | Naples | 1777
Viola by Antonio & Girolamo Amati

Viola by Antonio & Girolamo Amati

Antonio & Girolamo Amati | Cremona | c.1580
Viola by Giuseppe Guadagnini

Viola by Giuseppe Guadagnini

Giuseppe Guadagnini | Como | 1792
Viola by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi

Viola by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi

Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi | Milan | 1757
Viola by Pietro Sgarabotto

Viola by Pietro Sgarabotto

Pietro Sgarabotto | Parma | 1975
Viola by Celeste Farotto

Viola by Celeste Farotto

Celeste Farotto | Milan, 1950
Viola by Giacomo & Leandro Bisiach

Viola by Giacomo & Leandro Bisiach

Giacomo & Leandro Bisiach | Milan | 1956

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