Prestige Instrument Bank

The Prestige Instrument Bank is a suite of string instruments donated to the School of Music to 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.

Heinecke violin

The 1929 Matthias Heinecke violin was the first instrument to be donated to the School of Music by our great friend Helen Martin MacLeod.

Pilat violin

Made in 1919, the Pilat violin was donated by Dr. David Peters, a noted Newfoundland musician and expert on the organ.

Ritter violin

Grenfell violin

Hill Bow

Tadioli viola

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.

Mougenot cello

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.


School of Music

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000