Florian Leonhard Fine Violins take rare instruments to the Texas Music Festival

Florian Leonhard and Jonathan Solars are at the Texas Music Festival in Houston this weekend, exhibiting some of the world’s rarest instruments and giving a lecture on the meticulous process of violin authentication.

The four-week long festival was founded in 1990, to provide young musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop their skills.

The exhibition, hosted by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, will feature several rare instruments from world-renowned makers, including two Stradivari violins, a Guarneri del Gesu, and examples by Guadagnini, Vuillaume, Gagliano, Storioni and others, including over a dozen violin, viola, and cello bows.

Violin students and professionals alike will have the opportunity to try out some of these historic and exceptional instruments.

As always, it will be a busy weekend for Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, with various TV appearances as well as the lecture and exhibition all taking place over a couple of days.

To keep up with everything that is happening, here is a timeline of the weekend’s events.

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Timeline of Events

Please note: All are local Houston times.


Friday 16th June 2017

5am – Live interview on local CBS affiliate, featuring a demonstration of the 1731 “ex Kreutzer” Stradivarius.

9am – Interview for Houston NPR Station, including a member of the FLFV New York team who will be demonstrating the 1724 “Abergavenny” Stradivarius.

7pm – Florian will deliver his lecture on “The Modern-Day Sherlock Holmes – A Study in the Process of Authentication” at the University of Houston Campus.

Saturday 17th June 2017

Florian Leonhard Fine Violins will host the exhibition of rare instruments and bows at the University of Houston campus. Violin students and professionals are invited to come and play the instruments.