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Over the years, Rare Violins of New York has had the incredible opportunity to acquire, restore, and sell many fine instruments created by the most highly renowned instrument makers in history.

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About Us

Rare Violins of New York

Rare Violins of New York is an internationally respected firm in the world of fine instruments. Co-founders Bruno Price and Ziv Arazi are experienced dealers and former professional musicians, whose passion for music developed alongside their passion for instruments. They have gained the trust of prominent musicians, collectors and foundations world-wide, selling some of the world’s greatest instruments. Messrs. Price and Arazi partnered to form Rare Violins of New York in 2002.

Together, they use their experience to carefully place suitable instruments in deserving hands. They founded the company specifically to provide high quality instruments to professional musicians and collectors, and concurrently its workshop has gained international acclaim. Rare Violins of New York has continued to grow as a full service firm, and has expanded its reach to provide all serious musicians with high quality instruments at every price point.

Our People

We take great pride in our team of highly trained professionals, committed to a shared philosophy of respect for instruments.

Bruno Price

Partner

Ziv Arazi

Partner

Alexis Walls

Artist Liaison

Tatsuo Imaishi

Head of Workshop

Michael Bourassa

Senior Restorer

Elizabeth LaPorte

Restorer

Ryan Stulb

Restorer

Ron Forrester

Bow Maker

Our Services

We offer a complete range of services for musicians, foundations and collectors. Neighboring Carnegie Hall and situated close to Lincoln Center, we are conveniently located for visiting and local musicians. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Violin

Rare Violins of New York is distinguished for its integrity and consistent standards of excellence as dealers of antique and contemporary violins, violas, cellos and bows.

Tatsuo Imaishi at the bench

The Rare Violins of New York workshop passionately upholds the company’s approach to restoration, aiming to achieve the highest quality of craftsmanship and instrument conservation.

Joshua Bell performing a concert on a Guarneri del Gesu violin on loan from Rare Violins of New York

Tonal adjustments are an opportunity for musicians to work directly with our restorers to achieve a set-up that is optimal for both the instrument and player. 

Ron Forrester

Our bowmaker, Ron Forrester, is available for both routine and more extensive bow repair and restoration work, as well as for bow making.

violin and paperwork

Rare Violins of New York provides written appraisals for insurance and estate purposes.