The Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius

The Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius

The Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius was made by famous violin maker Antonio Stradivari in 1720. In 1999, this Strad also inspired the movie “The Red Violin”, which later went on to win the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Though crafted in the 1700s, the...
Messiah Stradivarius

Messiah Stradivarius

The Messiah Stradivarius violin on 1716, is one of the most valuable violins among the 600 Strads left in the world today. Much of the high value and prestige is due to the fact that it was made during Stradivari’s “golden period”, and it is one that...
Molitor Stradivarius

Molitor Stradivarius

The Molitor Stradivarius held the world record for the highest price a violin is sold in an auction in 2010, with a value of US$3.6 million. The value is slightly higher than its predecessor, the Hammer Stradivarius, which was sold at US$3.544 million in 2006....
Lady Blunt Stradivarius

Lady Blunt Stradivarius

The Lady Blunt Stradivarius violin hit the headlines in June 2011, after it was auctioned at a world record price of US$16 million, almost four times the value of the previous world record violins. However, the Lady Blunt Stradivarius was being sold for a major cause...
Hammer Stradivarius

Hammer Stradivarius

The Hammer Stradivarius was an antique violin made during Stradivari’s golden years between 1700 to 1725. The 1707 Stradivarius was also auctioned at a world-record price in 2006 at Christie’s, at US$3.544 million, to an anonymous bidder. The Stradivarius...
Solomon Ex-Lambert Stradivarius

Solomon Ex-Lambert Stradivarius

Solomon Ex-Lambert is an antique violin made by famous violin maker Antonio Stradivari in 1729. It derives its name from previous owners Seymour Solomon, the co-founder of Vanguard Records and British Violinist Dorothy Mary Murray Lambert. Miss Murray Lambert was the...