With musicians Michael Foyle and Martin Cousin

Takes place in the Randolph Sculpture Gallery

Exclusively for Members

This exclusive and intimate concert, exclusively for Ashmolean Members, will be a rare opportunity to hear an extraordinary instrument played in its 300th birthday year.

Antonio Stradivari’s violins are regarded as the finest ever made, and he set a standard that remains unmatched today. The beautifully decorated and ornamented ‘Rode’ violin was made in 1722, during Stradivari’s ‘golden period’, and was named for the French violinist and composer Pierre Rode. The programme includes two Beethoven violin sonatas, one written specifically for Pierre Rode, and selections of Violin Caprices by Rode.

The concert, in the Ashmolean’s Randolph Sculpture Gallery, will feature renowned musicians, violinist Michael Foyle and pianist Martin Cousin.

With generous support from Richard and Jacqueline Worswick.


Photograph of violinist Michael Foyle wearing a black top and holding a violin

Michael Foyle, Violinist

Image © Kaupo Kikkas

Photograph of pianist Martin Cousin

Martin Cousin, Pianist

Image © Jochen Braun

Front and back view of a violin made by Stradivarius

The 'Rode' Stradivarius Violin, made 1722


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