For many years the violin from the workshop of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (Milan, 1754) provided good service to the violinist Axel Gerhardt. The Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker have now purchased the instrument from the former member of the orchestra and presented the violin on loan to the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation during a matinee on 16 June 2013. The Foundation will then in turn make the violin available on loan to concertmaster Andreas Buschatz. Axel Gerhardt will donate the entire purchase price of 600 000 euros to the National Youth Orchestra of Germany.
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