Dextra Musica foundation adds Curtin violin

The Dextra Musica foundation recently added a Joseph Curtin violin to its collection of Old Italian and contemporary stringed instruments. On a recent visit to Julie Reed Yeboah Fine Violins in New York City, Professor Peter Herresthal of the Oslo Academy selected a 2012 Curtin violin. Herresthal is a violin soloist renowned for his interpretations of contemporary violin compositions. He regularly works with Dextra Musica to find contemporary instruments for their collection. Dextra Musica is a subsidiary of Sparebankstiftelsen BND, which since 2006 has been acquiring valuable instruments to be loaned to Norwegian musicians. Their collection includes violins by Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, and Carlo Bergonzi.