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Sloan Stradivarius

  • Dr. William Sloan plays a Bach concerto for two violins with Heidi Li recently at J. Brown Violin maker in the Claremont Village. The instruments, both belonging to Dr. Sloan, are a 300-year-old Stradivarius and an equally rare 1742 Guarneri Del Gesu.

    Dr. William Sloan plays a Bach concerto for two violins with Hei...

  • Dr. William Sloan’s rare violins include the 1714 Stradivarius called the Leonora Jackson and a 1742 Guarneri del Gesu. Both instruments were made in Cremona, Italy during the peak of Italian violin construction dating about 1650 to 1750.

    Dr. William Sloan’s rare violins include the 1714 Stradivarius...

  • Jim Brown has taught Dr. William Sloan to make violins a craft he took to quickly and after only making three one is being played by a concert violinist.

    Jim Brown has taught Dr. William Sloan to make violins a craft h...

  • Violinmaker Jim Brown.

    Violinmaker Jim Brown....

  • Local musician Jonathan Lewis smiles with disbelief as violinmaker Jim Brow offers to let him play the 300-year-old Stradivarius recently at Mr. Brown’s business. “It’s a once in a lifetime experience,” commented Mr. Lewis after he finished playing the in

    Local musician Jonathan Lewis smiles with disbelief as violinmak...

  • Dr. William Sloan and violinmaker Jim Brown discuss the construction of Mr. Sloan’s 1714 Stradivarius recently at Mr. Brown’s Claremont business. Dr. Sloan has owned the instrument for over 30 years and regularly loans it out to be played in concert.

    Dr. William Sloan and violinmaker Jim Brown discuss the construc...

  • Dr. William Sloan plays a Bach concerto for two violins with Heidi Li recently at J. Brown Violin maker in the Claremont Village. The instruments, both belonging to Dr. Sloan, are a 300-year-old Stradivarius and an equally rare 1742 Guarneri Del Gesu.

    Dr. William Sloan plays a Bach concerto for two violins with Hei...