Château de Lunéville, Lorraine, France
April 4 – June 30, 2009

Exhibitions of the Orpheon Foundation

The Vazquez Collection of Historical String Instruments

Violins, Violas da gamba, Viola d’amore, Violoncellos, Double Basses from 1500 to 1789

Download the guide of the exposition

See also the site of France Orpheon for this exposition and the Concerts à Froville la Romane

The Orpheon Foundation harbours a collection classified as unique in the world. The sound produced by the instruments of the collection represent a living and endearing cultural patrimony, which we endeavour to share with a wider public throughout the world. In recognition of the significance of the collection and its work, the European Commission for Culture awarded Orpheon in 2007 a substantial grant as part of its cultural projects in music, thus making possible the realisation of a series of exhibitions, concerts and courses.

We would hope that you, too, will be interested in bringing the collection to your city or region, for the pleasure of professional musicians, instrument-makers, as well as lovers of music of all ages. Please contact us for further details.

Marin Marais – Pièces à trois violes de gambe