Who is allowed to perform on the instruments of the Collection?
Many of the instruments are in continuous use by the members of the Orpheon Consort or Baroque Orchestra in the concerts, recordings and exhibitions ocurring routinely throughout the year.
In some rare cases, a professional musician or a student of singular merit receives one or more instruments from the collection for his exclusive use on a permanent basis: he is allowed to keep the instrument throughout his professional carreer.
More typically, a musicians solicits an instrument for a particular project, a recording or an audition, after completion of which the instrument returns to the collection.
On the pages of the instruments of the Collection you can find some of the musicians that have been portrayed with “their” instrument.