The members of the Australian String Quartet are privileged to perform on a matched set of Guadagnini instruments handcrafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 -1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy.

These exquisite instruments were brought together through the vision of Ulrike Klein AO and are on loan to the ASQ for their exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

Learn more about the ‘Guadagnini Project’ here 

Dale Barltrop plays a 1784 Guadagnini Violin, Turin
Francesca Hiew plays a 1748-49 Guadagnini Violin, Piacenza
Christopher Cartlidge plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin
Michael Dahlenburg plays a c.1743 Guadagnini Violoncello, Piacenza, ‘Ngeringa’

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