Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat anno 1724 "Ludwig"

This instrument has been owned by the Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg since 1989. In the sound example, the aforementioned Stardivari is played by Prof. Nachum Erlich. It is one of the most valuable violins in the world and achieved a price of 4.3 million euros.

Stradivari copy by Gabriele Zeeck anno 2015

In this recording, Prof. Nachim Erlich plays a copy of another Stradivarius from my workshop, which I made for a customer in 2015. The architecture, outline and varnish quality were taken from the Stradivarius "Hämmerle" from 1709. It is an instrument from the golden era that I had as an original during my time in Paris.

Sound comparison played by Prof. Nachum Erlich

(Edward Elgar: Salut d´amour)

Violin A:   

Violin B: 

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Studioaufnahme Stradivari

Prof. Nachum Erlich and Ruixue Chen (piano) during the recording in the Musentempel Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, May 2021). Recording by Jörg Stumpp.

Prof. Nachum Erlich

Nachum Erlich has been professor of violin at the Karlsruhe University of Music since 1991. In 2002 he was awarded the title “Artist in residence” by the University of Heidelberg. Since 2010 he has been playing the Stradivarius "Ludwig" from 1724, the so-called "Ex-Szigeti", from the collection of L-Bank Baden-Württemberg (complete CV).