Marsick Stradivarius

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The Ex-Marsick Stradivarius of 1715 is a violin named after Belgian violinist and teacher Martin Pierre Marsick (1847–1924), who owned the instrument made by Antonio Stradivari of Cremona. The instrument, valued at approximately $8 million USD,[1] now belongs to the Fulton Collection and is played by James Ehnes.

At a pre-concert talk at Colston Hall in Bristol, England, on 28 November 2005, James Ehnes took pains to differentiate the instrument he was playing from that played by David Oistrakh. Ehnes was playing a 1715 Stradivarius formerly owned by Marsick, while Oistrakh played the Marsick Stradivarius of 1705.


  1. ^ Hunt, Stephen (2 April 2013). "Violinist James Ehnes sold on the sound, not the price of his $8 million violin". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 11 March 2016.