Amati Quartet

Amati Quartet

The Amati Quartet in Residence is a string quartet, associated with the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in Saskatoon, Canada.

The ensemble performs with four instruments made by the Amati family of luthiers now owned by the university. They were acquired from farmer and collector Steven Kolbinson in 1959 for C$20,000. The combined valuation of the group of instruments currently exceeds C$3 million.

They were loaned to the Lafayette String Quartet of the University of Victoria for some time before being returned to the University of Saskatchewan, and held in storage at the University's Archives and rarely used in performance. In 2003 the Amati Quartet was established who regularly perform on the instruments to address concerns that they should be heard.

;Instruments
* Violin 1637, "ex-Daisy Kennedy", Nicolò Amati
* Violin 1627, Antonio & Girolamo Amati
* Viola 1607, Antonio & Girolamo Amati
* Cello 1690, Girolamo Amati II

References

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External links

[http://www.amatiquartet.usask.ca/intro Amati Quartet webpage]


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