We are delighted to share the news with you of a wonderful project: finding a dream cello for Harriet Krijgh, one of today’s most exciting and promising cellists and a member of the Artemis Quartet. Harriet has been looking for years for her ideal cello and J & A Beare has now been able to find for her a wonderful 1723 Domenico Montagnana cello that she is thrilled with. Thanks to the generosity of the Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung, she will now be able to play it on a long term loan.
For over 125 years, J & A Beare has had the privilege of stewarding the finest stringed instruments, from one generation to another, across cultures and centuries. It is our honour to work closely with musicians, leading cultural institutions, collectors and music lovers from around the world. This exceptional instrument is historically significant as it was owned and played by the British cellist, William Henry Squire (1871-1963) as well as the acclaimed Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk. We are thrilled that, thanks to Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung, it will be played by this gifted artist.