Musicians selected by Le Dimore del Quartetto come into contact with master luthiers who have joined The String Circle, with the opportunity to access:
Find out where the artisan workshops in The String Circle network are located by checking out the map of workshops.
Master violin makers are selected in collaboration with The String Circle’s partners: Fondazione Museo del Violino A. Stradivari, Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte.
Musicians notify The String Circle of the instrument of interest for a loaner. The team verifies the availability of the instrument and schedules an appointment in the Master Luthier’s atelier to try out the selected instrument. Each instrument is personally delivered by the luthier to the musician requesting a loaner.
Insurance on the instrument is mandatory and the responsibility of the bailing musician. Bailments, governed by contracts made directly between the luthier and individual musicians, have a maximum duration of 1 year, renewable, with mandatory inspection every 6 months at the luthier on loan.
The contract should provide for the possibility of redeeming the instrument at the expiration of the commodate, with favorable economic conditions to be communicated before the commencement of the commodate.
The loans of the instruments within the collection The String Circle are accessible to ensembles selected by Le Dimore del Quartetto.
If you already part of the network, contact email@example.com by specifying:
• Name of the ensemble
• Atelier, Instrument or Bow of interest
• Reason and timing of your request
For further information on how to join Le Dimore del Quartetto network, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The String Circle involves an insurance company to cover damage and theft risks through an All Risk policy, unless otherwise agreed with the Master luthier who provides the instrument.
The instrument is always insured and insurance costs are charged to the borrowing musician.
The loan for use, regulated by contracts stipulated directly between the luthier and the musician, has a maximum duration of 1 year, renewable, with mandatory inspection every 6 months at the luthier’s.
In case of excessive distance or other serious impediment, the control can be carried out at another luthier’s of the network, upon authorization of the luthier.
The contract with the luthier foresees the possibility of redeeming the instrument at the end of the loan, with favourable economic conditions to be communicated before the start of the loan.