Violins for Young Musicians, Crafted by Italian Masters

This initiative of the Rubinstein Academy – Blatow Foundation and the Friends and Patrons of the Anton Rubinstein Academy gives young musicians the chance to play beautiful, world-class instruments, (for example: violins made by Alfredo Contino or Raffaele Esposito). All instruments are chosen and maintained by the Düsseldorf-based violin-maker Rudolfo Angiletta. For a minimal fee, the instruments are insured and made available to students for a period of one year.

This project serves two purposes: it gives young violinists the chance to learn and play on high-quality instruments for a reasonable fee, and also helps supports the Rubinstein Academy. All rental fees go to the Sponsors Association or the Blatow Foundation and are in turn used exclusively to fund other projects of the Academy.

Young violinists who are studying at a European Conservatory, playing in an orchestra, preparing auditions, or who are performing as soloists are eligible for this program. Interested applicants should send an informal application including a Curriculum Vitae to: