This violin is 19thC German Guanerius copy belonging to Nigel Brodrick-Barker, loaned to the Trust in 2017, and is currently available with a fine Richard Weichold bow.
Donated in memory of Tom Freer, this horn is not a new instrument but plays well. However owing to stretch required to operate the F/Bb key it’s only suitable for larger hands.
Bought in 2006 for the London Flute Quartet, this instrument has had two previous awardees and is presently available for loan.
The Selmer Bb/A piccolo trumpet belonging to Dick Budden is available for loan.
Purchased in 2012, the Krutz Avant violin was made in their Kansas City workshop by senior luthiers overseen by Anton Krutz from selected European and American maple and spruce wood, aged for 10 years before construction. Anton’s own acoustically enhanced sealer and antiqued oil varnish are used. Ebony or boxwood fittings; Aubert bridge; Thomastik Dominant Read more about Violin – Krutz Avant 850 violin & William Peirce bow[…]
Bought in 2009 with funding from the Gosling Foundation, the 20m double french horn is the flagship of the Paxman range. Built around the Merewether system which allows the air to flow through the valve section in the same direction on both the F and Bb sides of the instrument, this minimises airflow disruption from Read more about Horn – Paxman 20m ‘Gosling’[…]