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.
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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
|1580-90||Antonio & Girolamo Amati|
|1600||Giovanni Paolo Maggini|
|1757||Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi|