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Antonio Stradivari Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo stradiˈvaːri]; (1644 – December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field. The Latinized form of his surname, Stradivarius, as well as the colloquial “Strad” are terms often used to refer to his instruments. It is estimated that Stradivari produced 1,116 instruments, 960 of which were violins. Around 650 instruments survived, including 450 to 512 violins.
Ever wondered where in the world all of these priceless stradivarius violins are located? Well now you know (sort of). Some of the whereabouts of Strad instruments is unknown, but here are the ones that we do know about:
Many Strad violins have a code name or sobriquet
The year the instrument was made
|Owner||Notes and Trivia
Some interesting facts about the instruments
|ex-Back||1666||Royal Academy of Music||Currently displayed as part of Royal Academy’s York Gate Collection|
|Dubois||1667||Canimex Foundation||On loan to Alexandre da Costa|
|Aranyi||1667||Francis Aranyi (collector)||Sold at Sotheby’s London on November 12, 1986|
|ex-Captain Saville||1667||Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume;|
|Captain Saville (1901-1907)|
|Amatese||1668||Though listed in many reference books as one of Stradivari’s earliest
instruments, the modern consensus is that it is actually not a Stradivarius
violin. It was sold Sotheby’s New York on February 3, 1982 as “an
|Oistrakh||1671||David Oistrakh||Stolen from the Museum of Musical Culture in Russia in May 1996 but
recovered in 2001.
|Sellière||1672||Charles IV of Spain|
|Spanish||1677||Finnish Cultural Foundation||On loan to Elina Vähälä|
|Hellier||1679||Sir Samuel Hellier||Held by the Smithsonian Institution|
|Paganini-Desaint||1680||Nippon Music Foundation ||This violin along with the Paganini-Comte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727,
the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola 1731, and Paganini-Ladenburg cello of
1736, compose a group of instruments referred to as the Paganini Quartet; on loan to
Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet
|1680||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|1681||Reynier or Comte de Chesnais||Owned in 1949 by Lyon & Healey. Previously owned by Napoleon III,
Leon Reynier and le Comte de Chesnais.
|Cobbett; ex-Holloway||1683||On loan to Sejong brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Goddard||1686||Miss Goddard; Antonio Fortunato|
|Ole Bull||1687||Ole Bull (1844);||Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod.
Now part of the Axelrod quartet.
|Dr. Herbert Axelrod (1985-1997)|
|Mercur-Avery||1687||On loan to Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra since 2002
|1688||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|Auer||1689||On loan to Vadim Gluzman brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Arditi||1689||Dextra musica AS, Norway||On loan to Elise Båtnes, concertmaster, Oslo Philharmonic|
|Baumgartner||1689||Canada Council for the Arts||On loan to Judy Kang|
|Spanish I||1689||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain ||date range 1687-1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred
to as los Decorados, and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del
Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court
viola (1696) and cello (1694).
|Spanish II||1689||Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain ||date range 1687-1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred
to as los Decorados, and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del
Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court
viola (1696) and cello (1694).
|Bennett||1692||Winterthur-Versicherungen||On loan to Hanna Weinmeister|
|Falmouth||1692||On loan to Leonidas Kavakos|
|Gould||1693||Metropolitan Museum of Art||Bequeathed by George Gould to the Metropolitan Museum in 1955|
|Harrison||1693||Richard Harrison; Henry Hottinger; Kyung-wha Chung||in the collection of the National Music Museum |
|Baillot-Pommerau||1694||Formerly owned by Arthur Catterall, then by Alfredo Campoli|
|Rutson||1694||Royal Academy of Music||on loan to Clio Gould|
|1697||Edvin Marton||Dima Bilan, together with Evgeni Plushenko, and Edvin Marton playing
his Stradivarius, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
|Baron Knoop||1698||One of eleven Stradivari violins associated with Baron Johann Knoop|
|Joachim||1698||Royal Academy of Music|
|Duc de Camposelice||1699||unknown|
|Lady Tennant; Lafont||1699||Charles Phillipe Lafont;||on loan to Xiang Gao brokered by the Stradivari Society; sold at
Christie’s auction US$2.032 million, April 2005
|Marguerite Agaranthe Tennant|
|Countess Polignac||1699||On loan to Gil Shaham.|
|Castelbarco||1699||Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Kustendyke||1699||Royal Academy of Music|
|Crespi||1699||Royal Academy of Music|
|The Penny||1700||Barbara Penny|
|Dragonetti||1700||Nippon Music Foundation||Formerly owned by Alfredo Campoli|
|Jupiter||1700||Giovanni Battista Viotti|
|Taft; ex-Emil Heermann||1700||Canada Council for the Arts||on loan to Renée-Paule Gauthier|
|Dushkin||1701||on loan to Dennis Kim, concertmaster, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Irish||1702||Pohjola Bank Art Foundation, Finland||on loan to Antti Tikkanen|
|Conte de Fontana; ex-Oistrach||1702||David Oistrakh (1953-1963); Riccardo Brengola; Pro Canale Foundation||Oistrakh’s first violin; on loan to Mariana Sirbu|
|Lukens; Edler Voicu||1702||A.W. Lukens; Jon Voicu; Romania Culture Ministry||on loan to Alexandru Tomescu through 2012|
|King Maximilian Joseph||1702|
|Antonio Stradivari||1703||Bundesrepublik Deutschland||on exhibit at Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin|
|La Rouse Boughton||1703||Österreichische Nationalbank ||on loan to Boris Kuschnir of the Kopelman Quartet|
|Lord Newlands||1702||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Toru Yasunaga|
|Lady Harmsworth||1703||Paul Bartel||on loan to Kristof Barati brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|ex-Foulis||1703||on loan to Karen Gomyo|
|Betts||1704||U.S. Library of Congress||Presented by Gertrude Clarke Whittall|
|Sleeping Beauty||1704||L-Bank Baden-Wurttemberg||on loan to Isabelle Faust. One of the few Stradivari violins to have retained
|ex-Marsick; ex-Oistrach||1705||David Oistrach||acquired in trade by Oistrach for the 1702 Conte di Fontana|
|“ex-Tadolini”||1706||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|ex-Brüstlein||1707||Österreichische Nationalbank |
|Hammer||1707||Christian Hammer (collector)||sold at Christie’s New York on 16 May 2006 for a record US$3,544,000
(€2,765,080) after five minutes of bidding
|Burstein; Bagshawe||1708||owned by the Jacobs family, loaned to Jeff Thayer, San Diego Symphony
|Huggins||1708||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Sergey Khachatryan|
|Ruby||1708||on loan to Chen Xi brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Strauss||1708||on loan to Chee-Yun brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Greffuhle||1709||Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Herbert R. Axelrod.
Now part of the Axelrod quartet.
|Hammerle; ex-Adler||1709||Österreichische Nationalbank ||on loan to Werner Hink|
|Ernst||1709||on loan to Zsigmondy Dénes through 2003|
|Engleman||1709||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Lisa Batiashvili|
|King Maximilian; Unico||1709||Axel Springer Foundation||on loan to Michel Schwalbé, concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic
(1966-1986); reported stolen in 1999
|Viotti; ex-Bruce||1709||Royal Academy of Music||purchased in 2005 for GB£3.5 million|
|Marie Hall||1709||Giovanni Battista Viotti;||named after the violinist, Marie Hall|
|The Chi-Mei Collection|
|ex-Kempner||1709||on loan to Soovin Kim|
|Camposelice||1710||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Kyoko Takezawa|
|Lord Dunn-Raven||1710||Anne-Sophie Mutter|
|ex-Roederer||1710||on loan to David Grimal.|
|ex-Vieuxtemps||1710||on loan to Samuel Magad, concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra|
|the Lady Inchiquin||1711||previously owned by Fritz Kreisler||played by Frank Peter Zimmermann, a German banking company,
WestLB AG, bought it for his use.
|Earl of Plymouth; Kreisler||1711||Los Angeles Philharmonic ||found in store room on the estate of the Earl of Plymouth along with The
Messiah and Alard violins in 1925; purchased by Fritz Kreisler in 192
and subsequently sold by him in 1946 
|Liegnitz||1711||previously owned by Szymon Goldberg|
|Le Brun||1712||Niccolò Paganini; Charles LeBrun; Otto Senn;||sold at Sotheby’s auction 13 November 2001|
|Karpilowsky||1712||Harry Solloway||missing: stolen in 1953 from Solloway’s residence in Los Angeles|
|Daniel||1713||on loan to Jhon Paul Reynols|
|Gibson; ex-Huberman||1713||Bronis?aw Huberman;||stolen twice from Huberman|
|Lady Ley||1713||Stradivarius family||now bought by Jue Yao – Chinese violinist|
|Dolphin; Delfino||1714||Jascha Heifetz;||on loan to Akiko Suwanai|
|Nippon Music Foundation|
|Soil||1714||Amédée Soil; Yehudi Menuhin; Itzhak Perlman||Subject of the Quest “Agatha’s Song” in the video game Fallout 3.|
|Le Maurien||1714||missing: stolen 2002|
|Sinsheimer; General Kyd; Perlman||1714||Itzhak Perlman|
|David L. Fulton|
|Smith-Quersin||1714||Österreichische Nationalbank ||on loan to Rainer Honeck|
|Baron Knoop; ex-Bevan||1715|
|Cremonese; ex-Harold, Joseph Joachim||1715||Municipality of Cremona|
|Duke of Cambridge; Ex-Pierre Rode||1715||NPO “Yellow Angel”||on loan to Ryu Goto|
|Joachim||1715||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Sayaka Shoji|
|Lipinski||1715||on loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster,
|ex-Marsick||1715||on loan to James Ehnes|
|Berthier||1716||Baron Vecsey de Vecse; Franco Gulli |
|Booth||1716||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Shunsuke Sato; formerly loaned to Arabella Steinbacher;
formerly loaned to Julia Fischer
|Colossus||1716||Stolen in 1998, missing ever since|
|Duranti||1716||Mariko Senju |
|Messiah-Salabue||1716||Ashmolean Museum Oxford||on exhibit at the Oxford Ashmolean Museum|
|ex-Windsor-Weinstein; Fite||1716||Canada Council for the Arts||on loan to Caroline Chéhadé|
|Baron Wittgenstein||1716||The Bulgarian state||on loan to Mincio Mincev since 1979|
|Kochanski||1717||Pierre Amoyal||Stolen in 1987, recovered in 1991|
|Sasserno||1717||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Viviane Hagner|
|Viotti; ex-Rosé||1718||Giovanni Battista Viotti;||on loan to Volkhard Steude|
|Österreichische Nationalbank |
|Chanot-Chardon||1718||Timothy Baker;||shaped like a guitar; on loan to Simone Lamsma|
|Firebird; ex-Saint Exupéry||1718||Salvatore Accardo||name is taken from the colouration of the varnish and its brilliant sound.|
|Marquis de Riviere||1718||Daniel Majeske||played by Majeske while concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra from
|San Lorenzo||1718||Georg Talbot||on loan to David Garrett, while his Guadagnini is repaired. Initial news
reports erroneously stated it was the San Lorenzo he had smashed.
|ex-Count Vieri”||1718||The collection of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei|
|Lauterbach||1719||Johann Christoph Lauterbach; J.B. Vuillaume; Charles Philippe Lafont |
|von Beckerath||1720||Michael Antonello|
|Sinsheimer; Iselin||1721||reported stolen near Hanover, Germany in 2008; recovered in 2009.|
|Lady Blunt||1721||Paolo Stradivari||named after Lady Anne Blunt, daughter of Ada Lovelace, granddaughter
of Lord Byron.
|Jean-Marie Leclair||1721||Jean-Marie Leclair;||on loan to Guido Rimonda|
|Red Mendelssohn||1721||Mendelssohn Family;||inspiration for the 1998 film, The Red Violin|
|The Macmillan||1721||On Loan to Ray Chen through Young Concert Artists|
|Jules Falk||1723||Viktoria Mullova|
|Jupiter; ex-Goding||1722||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Daishin Kashimoto; formerly Midori Goto|
|Elman||1722||Chi Mei Museum|
|Cádiz||1722||Joseph Fuchs||on loan to Jennifer Frautschi; named after the city of Cádiz, Spain.|
|Kiesewetter; “Ex Keisewetter”||1723||Clement and Karen Arrison ||on loan to Philippe Quint brokered by the Stradivari Society Left by
Quint in taxi on 21 April 2008, and recovered the following day.
|Earl Spencer||1723||on loan to Nicola Benedetti|
|Le Sarasate||1724||Musée de la Musique, Paris ||bequeathed to the Conservatory by Pablo de Sarasate|
|Brancaccio||1725||Destroyed in an allied air raid on Berlin.||owned by Carl Flesch, until 1928 where it was sold to
Franz von Mendelssohn, banker and amateur violinist.
|Chaconne||1725||Österreichische Nationalbank ||on loan to Rainer Küchel|
|Leonardo da Vinci||1725||Da Vinci family |
|Wilhelmj||1725||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Baiba Skride; one of several Stradivari violins with the
|Greville; Kreisler; Adams||1726||Fritz Kreisler|
|Baron Deurbroucq||1727||Baron Deurbroucq (The Hague)(1870);|
|Robert Crawford (Edinburgh);|
|W.E. Hill & Sons (1902);|
|Hans Wessely (1903-1926);|
|David D. Walton (Boston) (1926);|
|Emil Herrmann (19??-1945);|
|Fredell Lack (1945-present)|
|Barrere||1727||on loan to Janine Jansen brokered by the Stradivari Society|
|Davidoff-Morini||1727||Stolen in 1995, missing ever since|
|ex-General Dupont||1727||Arthur Grumiaux||on loan to Jennifer Koh|
|Kreutzer||1727||Maxim Vengerov||one of four Stradivari violins with the sobriquet Kreutzer
(1701, 1720, 1731)
|” Ex Reynier” or “Le Reynier”; Hart; ex-Francescatti||1727||Societe LVMH (Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton) since 1993 or1994; Salvatore Accardo.||Named after Leon Reynier who won at the Concervatoire de Paris in 1847. Has been lent to Maxim Vengerov.|
|Paganini-Comte Cozio di Salabue||1727||Nippon Music Foundation||this violin along with the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1680, the
Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731, and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello
of 1736, compose a group of instruments referred to as the Paganini
Quartet; on loan to Martin Beaver of the Tokyo String Quartet
|Halphen||1727||Angelika Prokopp Private Foundation||on loan to Eckhard Seifert|
|Town of Cremona|
|A. J. Fletcher; Red Cross Knight||1728||A. J. Fletcher Foundation||on loan to Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet; the
instrument was made by Omobono Stradivarius
|Artot-Alard||1728||Endre Balogh ||a bench copy of this instrument was produced in 1996 by Gregg Alf and
Joseph Curtin, using modern materials and methods; Balogh performs on both the 1728 original and the replica.
|Dragonetti; Milanollo||1728||Giovanni Battista Viotti||on loan to Corey Cerovsek|
|Perkins||1728||Los Angeles Philharmonic||named after Frederick Perkins, formerly owned by Luigi Boccherini|
|Benny||1729||Jack Benny;||bequeathed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Jack Benny|
|Los Angeles Philharmonic|
|Solomon, ex-Lambert||1729||Murray Lambert;||sold at Christie’s, New York for US$2,728,000 (€2,040,000)|
|Innes||1729||on loan to Eugen Sarbu; previously loaned to Wieniawski|
|Guarneri||1729||Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Nikki Chooi||on loan to Nikki Chooi http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/musical_instrument_bank/
|Royal Spanish||1730||Anne Akiko Meyers ||once owned by the King of Spain|
|Lady Jeanne||1731||Donald Kahn Foundation||on loan to Benjamin Schmid|
|Garcin||1731||Jules Garcin; Sidney Harth|
|Baillot||1732||Fondazione Casa di Risparmio||lent to Giuliano Carmignola for the DG recording of Vivaldi: Concertos
for Two Violins
|Duke of Alcantara||1732||an obscure Spanish nobleman described as an aide-de-camp of King Don Carlos; UCLA||Genevieve Vedder donated the instrument to the University of California
at Los Angeles’ (UCLA) music department in the 1960s. In 1967, the
instrument was on loan to David Margetts. Whether it was left on the
roof of his car or stolen is uncertain, but for 27 years the violin was
considered missing until it was recovered from an amateur violinist who
claimed to have found it on a freeway. A settlement was made and the
Stradivarius was returned to UCLA in 1995.
|Herkules||1732||Eugène Ysaÿe||missing: stolen in Russia in 1908|
|Red Diamond||1732||Louis Von Spencer IV|
|Tom Taylor||1732||previously loaned to Joshua Bell|
|Des Rosiers||1733||Angèle Dubeau|
|Huberman; Kreisler||1733||Bronis?aw Huberman;|
|Ames||1734||missing: stolen in 1981|
|Baron Feilitzsch; Heermann||1734||Baron Feilitzsch;|
|Habeneck||1734||Royal Academy of Music|
|Herkules; Ysaye; ex-Szeryng; King David||1734||Eugène Ysaÿe;|
|State of Israel|
|Lord Amherst of Hackney||1734||Fritz Kreisler|
|Lamoureux; ex Zimbalist||1735||missing: stolen|
|Muntz||1736||Nippon Music Foundation||on loan to Arabella Steinbacher|
|Chant du Cygne; Swan Song||1737||Ivry Gitlis|
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