The Prestige Quartet of concert quality string instruments provide students with a unique opportunity to play on a superb instrument for an entire year. Auditions for this privilege are held annually in the fall and are open to both undergraduate and graduate string students.
The 1929 Matthias Heinecke violin was the first instrument to be donated to the School of Music by our great friend Helen Martin MacLeod.
Made in 1919, the Pilat violin was donated by Dr. David Peters, a noted Newfoundland musician and expert on the organ.
Maurizio Tadioli is a world renowned Italian luthier who has won numerous international awards for his instruments. In 1997 he won the special prize "Conti Bianca" for the best work with a Viola at the Concorso di Baveno. Purchase of the Tadioli viola was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Rita Love.
Carrying a certificate of authenticity by Jean-Jacques Rampal, Luthier expert près la cour d’apell de Paris, this is a unique 1933 cello made by Leon Mougenot Gauche. Purchase of the Mougenot cello was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Rita Love.