About 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 unique as experienced dealers and former professional musicians, whose passion for music developed alongside their passion for instruments. They have gained the trust of some of the most important musicians, collectors and foundations in the world, selling and restoring some of the world’s greatest instruments.
Messrs. Price and Arazi partnered to form Rare Violins of New York in 2002. They founded the company specifically to provide high end instruments to top musicians, and concurrently developed its internationally acclaimed workshop. It has continued to grow as a full service company under their careful guidance. Rare Violins of New York has expanded its reach to provide high quality instruments at every price range for any serious musician. Together, they use their experience to carefully place suitable instruments in deserving hands.
About Our Location
Rare Violins of New York is located at 140 West 57th Street in the historic landmark building “The Beaufort”, which remains an impressive symbol of the neighborhood’s relevance as a thriving artistic center. With Carnegie Hall, the Art Students’ League and many other cultural institutions on the same street, Rare Violins of New York is located at a prime location in central Manhattan.
Built in the New York “studio building” style at the heart of the city’s cultural epicenter, The Beaufort was erected in 1907-08 on the south side of a broad crosstown street in order to ensure exposure to the beautiful north light coveted by artists. We are proud to continue the great traditions of many renowned New York violin shops that have been housed in this building, including Jacques Français Rare Violins.