22 November 2015

BURGESS HOSTS A SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE FEATURING THE WORLD’S GREATEST VIOLINS IN MOSCOW

Burgess joined forces with other luxury brands to host Five Great Violins - an exclusive private performance by the renowned Russian violinist Dmitry Kogan on 17 November. 

This unique concert took place in PP Smirnov’s historical mansion on the Tverskoy Boulevard in Moscow. Accompanied by the Moscow Camerata Orchestra, Kogan performed classic masterpieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Shostakovich and Piazzolo using five famous violins crafted by Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati, Guadanini and Vuillaume.

With an estimated worth of over USD 20 million in total, the violins were brought to Moscow for one evening only, providing the selected audience with a rare opportunity to hear all of them on the same stage.

The oldest violin in the quintet dates back to 1595 and was made by Antonio and Jeronim Amati, while the youngest was created by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume a century and a half ago. During his performance Kogan not only played the violins, but also introduced the audience to the history and unique personality of each instrument. He described how the Amati has an incredibly soft, tender, melodious voice, while the Guarneri sounds impressively strong, energetic and charismatic. 

Head of Burgess’ Moscow office, Vilena Pavlova said:

“Burgess is honoured to be supporting this performance. Our clients appreciate the philosophy of artisanship and perfection that can be applied to both these rare and unique violins and their bespoke, luxury yachts.”

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