Tom Taylor Stradivarius

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The Tom Taylor Stradivarius is an antique violin made by renowned luthier Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy, circa 1732.

It is best known for its use in the recording and appearance in the Canadian film The Red Violin. It was played by Joshua Bell,[1] who later sold it for $2 million to pay for his current instrument: the Gibson Stradivarius.

The current owner is unknown[1][2], and possibly is Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet, either loaned by Yale Collection of Musical Instruments of the Yale School of Music (Connecticut), or by Mannes School of Music (New York), where he teaches[3].


  1. ^ a b James Pegolotti (26 July 2004). "The Gibson Stradivarius". Joshua Bell Official website. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2010-03-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) access date 2013-10-14
  3. ^ Mark Steinberg, Yale School of Music