Sharing my favourite bit of the Sibelius Violin Concerto played by Amalia Hall @amaliaviolin with the NDR Radiophilharmonie conducted by Hendrik Vestmann - in the Finals of the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover in Germany!
Those fingered octaves😱and the sound she pulls is just amazing😍
Here, Amalia plays on a violin made in 2013 by Padova-based luthier, Alberto Cassutti.
She currently plays the c.1700 "Baron Knoop" Vincenzo Ruggieri on loan from an anonymous sponsor. This Ruggieri was bought twice by the Baron.
First, he gave it to a young Russian prodigy named Gregorwitsch, who was a student of Joseph Joachim.
W.E Hill & Sons states that Gregorwitsch had "gone bad" and was "murdered by the Bolsheviks". When the Ruggieri eventually made it's way back to the Hill & Sons firm, the Baron purchased it for a second time and presented it to the Baroness for her use. This violin survives in nearly mint condition.
Posting Janine Jansen playing on her 1707 Stradivarius on loan from Dextra Musica next😊