Arts Global

07 April 2008

Swiss Global Artistic Foundation Acquires "The Evangelists"

The Evangelists were made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1863 in Paris, working at the height of his powers and using wood from the same tree. Each instrument is outstanding in its own right, but when heard as a group their collective sound assumes an extraordinary beauty and radiant energy.

The Foundation loaned, for a period of two years, The Evangelists--engraved by Vuillaume as St Jean and St Mark violins, St Matthew viola and St Luke cello--to the highly talented, Paris-based Modigliani Quartet. This was part of our ongoing commitment to help young artists attain the highest levels of musical performance and professional advancement.

The Evangelists have been held in M. Vatelot's private collection and not heard openly for over 35 years.

Above, l-r: The Modigliani Quartet: Loïc Rio violin 2, Philippe Bernhard violin 1, Laurent Marfaing viola, François Kieffer cello
Below, l-r: Jean-Jacques Rampal and Etienne Vatelot of Vatelot-Rampal Luthiers,
Mme Vatelot, Mme Rampal and Swiss Global Director Heather de Haes

The Modigliani Quartet plays The Evangelists for M. Etienne Vatelot

Philippe Bernhard holding St John St John: engraving and tail-piece carving
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