Rare String Instruments Could be Heard at the Embassy of Estonia

On November 28 the musically inclined had a rare opportunity to listen to a concert with performers using the Instrument Foundation’s historical instruments.

The guests were welcomed by the ambassador Harri Tiido, director of Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments Marje Lohuaru and the Instrument Foundation’s investor Mart Urbas.

Andrus Haav performed using a 19th century violin built by the French instrument maker Auguste Sebastien Bernandel (Père). The viola built by the instrument maker  Joseph (Giuseppe) Gagliano, displayed its soft sounds in the hands of Gloria Ilves. Valle-Rasmus Roots made audible the sound nuances of the cello made by the Italian master Celeste Faro in 1904.

There is a limited amount of valuable string instruments in the world and their value is increasing every day. The Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments intends to obtain rare instruments which will be used by young Estonian performers.

From left: Gloria Ilves, Mart Ernesaks, Valle-Rasmus Roots

From left: Gloria Ilves, Mart Ernesaks, Valle-Rasmus Roots

 

Andrus Haav (violin) and Mart Ernesaks (piano)

Andrus Haav (violin) and Mart Ernesaks (piano)

 

From left: Gloria Ilves, director of the Instrument Foundation Marje Lohuaru, Valle-Raskus Roost, ambassador Harri Tiido

 

From left: Mart Urbas, Marje Lohuaru, Seppo Kimanen

 

Concert at the embassy

Photos: Toomas Dettenborn