Spencer House, London

Fine violin dealer J & A Beare brought the magic of Stradivari, maker of the world’s most exceptional violins, to London with a showcase of his history and craftsmanship at Spencer House.

The World of Stradivari, a one-night-only event which took place on June 8, 2017, was hosted in collaboration with the ArtPointFoundation. This British based charity aims to support and further the careers of exceptional artists from all backgrounds through training, expert advice and performance opportunities at events such as The World of Stradivari. The evening celebrated Stradivari's exceptional instruments, open only to VIP guests with business interests in the musical world as well as music and art philanthropists.

Other highlights of the event included an exhibition of Stradivari’s fine violins and cellos in the magnificent setting of the 18th Century House and a dive into the life and work of Antonio Stradivari, who began making instruments in Italy in the late 1600s and went on to become history's greatest violin craftsman. Guests were also treated to further performances by two world-class musicians: 22-year-old violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and 24-year-old cellist Kian Soltani.

Our team set up a fully branded elit by Stolichnaya cocktail bar where we served up hundreds of delicious martini cocktails including the elit Spritz using grapefruit bitters and black peppercorn water.