Violas For Sale and Wanted

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FOR SALE:  under £5,000

Stentor 15" Arcadia antiqued viola with dominant strings
Instrument only
Contact email Alexandra Harrison






VIOLA FOR SALE: over £100,000

Viola by Lorenzo Storioni – made in Cremona in 1787 

15½” or 39.3cm

Small with excellent carrying power



1978 – Viola purchase by Nicholas Logie from Jaques Francais.

1978 – Certificate by Jaques Francais (New York).

2015 – Email from Charles Beare valuing viola (for insurance) at £225,000.

2019 – Tree-ring analysis report by John Topham dating viola to 1787.

The viola can be heard on the following recordings.

Mozart string quartets K.387 & K.421: Mozart: The String Quartets dedication to Haydn Vol. 1 by Chilingirian Quartet on Amazon Music -

Mozart string quartets K.428 & K.458: The String Quartets Dedicated To Haydn - Volume 2 K.428/421b, 458 by Chilingirian Quartet on Amazon Music -

Mozart string quartets K.464 & K.465: The String Quartets Dedicated To Haydn - Volume 3 K.464, 465 by Chilingirian Quartet on Amazon Music -

Schubert String Quintet in C, D.956: Schubert - The Chilingirian Quartet With Jennifer Ward Clarke – String Quintet In C (Vinyl) - Discogs

Oboe chamber music with Amadeus Quartet members: W.A. Mozart | Treasure Island Music

Britten Phantasy In F Minor For String Quintet with the Endellion Quartet             Britten - COMPLETE MUSIC FOR STRING QUARTETS , Chamber Works: CDs & Vinyl


Contact details


Nicholas Logie –


+ 7713 742322


FOR SALE:  over £10,000

16 inch viola by Richmond Henry Bird

"The Arderton", Liverpool, 1938

Insured for £12,000

"Well balanced even tone with warm quality" - Tim Toft Violins

This viola will be well suited to an advanced student/conservatoire student/early career Violist.

For more information email Beth Willet