News Archive

Erzhan Kulibaev was awarded best violinist at the Summer Acadamy Salzburg. Heidemarie Klabacher wrote about his performance at the 'Preisträgerkonzert': «Das Fach Violine war mit einem – sozusagen – 'gestandenen' Preisträger vertreten, mit dem 1986 in Kazakhstan geborenen Erzhan Kulibaev. Er spielte Ernest Bloch, 'Nigun' aus 'Baal Shem' und Jean Sibelius, die Nummer 2 aus den Humoresques op. 87. Tatsächlich hat man aber nachgedacht, ob das nicht auch ein Solist gewesen wäre, für das Tschaikowski-Konzert jüngst unter Muti – statt Mutter – angesichts der Präzision und Genauigkeit von Kulibaevs Performance.» Erzhan Kulibaev plays a Vuillaume violin of the Segelman Trust collection. (2nd September 2015)

Attractive violin for a baroque musician: We just had a beautiful English violin from c. 1760 slightly transformed back into a baroque instrument. The violin has a modern neck and a modern fingerboard but a bridge and a tailpiece in baroque style. The highly arched instrument produces a noble and mellow sound. It can be rented for 100 CHF monthly. You are welcome to contact us for an appointment. (3rd November 2015)

In the next months Carlos Johnson, 1st concertmaster of the Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck, can be heard as a soloist on several occasions: On Sunday, 11th October 2015 he will play the Alban Berg violin concert with the Lüneburger Symphoniker conducted by Thomas Dorsch. On 20th und 21st December he will prove his virtuosity together with Stanislas Efaev in the «Gran Duo Concertante» for double bass and violin, composed by Giovanni Bottesini. 'His' Hansestadt orchestra will be conducted by Andreas Wolf. Carlos Johnson plays a Ferdinand Gagliano violin, made in Naples in 1785. The instrument is part of the Segelman collection and was provided to him by the Maggini Foundation. (17th August 2015)

Congratulations to Weronika Godlewska who just passed the trial year with the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne. In September 2013 Weronika leased a violin from us, probably a work of Giovanni Pistucci from Naples. With this instrument she won an audition for a position in the 2nd violins and then successfully passed the trial year. After our summer holidays the violin which we provided to her can be tried, compared with other instruments and leased. – Good luck and all the best wishes to Weronika! (8th July 2015)

Our youngest customer, 12 year old Emilia von Albertini, plays on 23rd and 24th April a concert together with the LGT Young Soloists at the Lichtenstein City Palace in Vienna. Last year she won the 1st Prize in the 15th International Valsesia Competition for Juniors in Italy. Emilia is playing on a Storioni violin of the Segelman Trust collection. (22nd April 2015)

Congratulations to Dorukhan Doruk who won 2nd Prize and two special awards in the X. Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw! The 24 year old Turkish musician plays an instrument of the Maggini Foundation. He is being supported as a scholar of the project «Güher&Süher Pekinel - Young Musicians on World Stages». (30th March 2015)

Maggini Foundation has a new logo and a slightly refreshed website! Feel free to discover it on a traditional computer, a tablet or a smartphone. (23rd March 2015)

Congratulations to Erzhan Kulibaev who just won a Washington Award! The S&R Foundation presents this prize to "talented young artists in the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film. The award is especially intended to encourage individuals who contribute to international collaboration." Erzhan is playing a violin of the Segelman Trust, provided to him by the Maggini Foundation.  (19th January 2015)

The young and ambitious cellist Nikolay Shugaev looks back on a successful year. In the last months he was happy to give concerts in such famous places as Sala Verdi in Milan or Carnegie Weill Hall in New York. As a cellist of Trio Spiegel he will play Ravel's piano trio in Concertgebouw Amsterdam in April 2015. Nikolay is playing a Grancino cello, provided to him by the Maggini Foundation. (22nd December 2014)

Congratulations to Aylen Pritchin who just won the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris! The very talented musician plays a violin by Gennaro Gagliano, Naples 1765, provided to him by the Maggini Foundation. (1st December 2014)

Congratulations to the Jubilee Quartet and especially to Alma Olite! They have just won the 2nd prize at the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Quartet Competition in Poland. Alma Olite is playing a violin of the Maggini Foundation. (1st October 2014)