Virtuoso violinist and polymath Daniel Hope who recently performed in Sydney ‘introduces the world of the super-rich collectors and world-famous violinists’ in this documentary on SBS TV this weekend.
“With Stradivari and Guarneri violins from Cremona in Italy fetching some of the highest prices in auction for any work of art (20 million euros and above), this film throws light on the often murky world of rarefied instruments and their value, both as superb musical instruments and as objects for collectors.
Violins, violas and cellos are supposed to be the most beautiful instruments in the world – perfectly constructed and very expensive.
For this reason they attract the most glamorous personalities: kings, millionaires, serious dealers in art, but also many fraudsters.
Star violinist Daniel Hope knows this scene like no one else. ” says SBS TV.
Read our reviews of Hope’s two recent recordings Spheres and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.