Australian Chamber Orchestra Receives Another Rare Instrument

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The Australian Chamber Orchestra has received from an anonymous benefactor a Guarneri cello bought for A$1 million (currently US$827,300).

Made in 1729 by Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae (the father of the famous Giuseppe Guarneri "del Ges‹"), the instrument was purchased for the use of the ACO's principal cellist, Timo-Veikko Valve, and will make its debut in 2008.

According to the ACO's website, experts believe both father and son "had a hand" in making the cello.

In January, the ACO was given a US$7 million Guarneri 'del Ges‹' violin (also by an unknown patron) for long-term loan.

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