Russell Crowe’s violin sells for a song

It was tipped to be a big hit at an auction of Russell Crowe’s possessions and so it proved. Russell Crowe’s violin was the highlight of the auction of film memorabilia and personal possessions – a so-called “divorce auction” – in Sydney. The Italian violin, picked by Crowe and his close friend Richard Tognetti of … Read more

Russell Crowe Sells His Violin

It is tipped to sell for the biggest price at auction in Sotheby’s Australia. Russell Crowe is selling his personal collection of movie-related memorabilia as part of a ‘divorce auction‘ in Sydney, and among a pile of items from films like Gladiator and Romper Stomper is this Milan violin by Leandro Bisiach, made in the late … Read more

A Violinist Protestor Takes To The Streets

He rose to national prominence in Venezuela for playing tunes on the frontline amongst the protestors. Wuilly Arteaga, a 23-year-old violinist and pianist, played on while masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at police officers firing rubber bullets and tear gas. Nationwide strikes and protests this week continue against President Nicolas Maduro, who insists … Read more

A violinist’s ex-wife takes revenge

Divorces are always painful: but a Japanese woman left one violinist’s life in tatters. The woman has been arrested for wrecking her partner’s violin and bow collection, together worth more than £770,000 (105.9m yen, $950,700), according to Japan Today. Her 62-year-old husband is a violin maker and collector, and 54 of his violins and 70 … Read more