After looking for a viola for many years Virginia was loaned a beautiful Italian viola made by Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza in 1793. She has been lucky enough to enjoy performing and recording on this incredible instrument and discovering its extraordinary depths of tone for the last eighteen months.
This fine Italian viola is in excellent condition and is original in all its parts and has been certified by Charles Beare (J&A Beare, 2001) and Hill & Sons (1943).
With the support of the Stardivari Trust Virginia is seeking to secure its purchase for her long term professional use. To support the Virginia Slater Viola Trust please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Lee at The Stradivari Trust.