The competition is named after the late renowned Scottish violist, author and teacher William Primrose.
This exhibit will bring together an extraordinary collection of fine Italian violas by Amati, Maggini, Tononi, Scarampella, Guadagnini and other old-world masters. Bows crafted by Henry, Sartory, and many of the finest contemporary makers will also be exhibited.
“We’re pleased to present a number of notable violas to this extraordinary exhibit,” said violinmaker and renowned dealer Christopher Reuning. “It is extremely uncommon for this many important instruments to be assembled for sale in one place."
According to Eric Benning, “some of the greatest violists in the world will be in Los Angeles for the competition. With this collection of violas we’ve assembled just a few miles away from the competition, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Earth trembled a bit."
The exhibit will be open during Benning Violins’ regular business hours.