05.11.2019
LocalTapiola lends the OCO a prize violin
LocalTapiola lends the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra a prize violin
The LocalTapiola insurance group has lent the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra – a Kokkola-based ensemble of 20 players – a prize violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in the 1850s.
LocalTapiola sponsors the arts and culture in many ways as one aspect of its corporate responsibility. In the case of music, this enhances the company’s image and fosters a sense of community and social relations.
“Widespread sponsorship for the arts and culture is important to LocalTapiola,” says Pasi Haarala, Managing Director of the company’s Ostrobothnian branch. “Our strategy is to concentrate on life insurance in all its manifestations. Being a customer-owned business, we are daily engaged in promoting and safeguarding not only the financial but also the spiritual and physical well-being of our customers. Over the years, we have purchased a few valuable violins, which we then lend out to front-line Finnish orchestras.”
The violin in question dates from 1850 and was purchased by LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance. It was made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798–1875), a French instrument maker and one of the most highly-respected in 19th-century Europe. 
Top violinists greatly value the violins made by Vuillaume. With a superb violin to play, a first-rate violinist may achieve the finest results. The following are some of the violinists who have had the use of a Vuillaume copy of a Stradivarius or Guarneri violin: Fritz Kreisler, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Hilary Hahn, Nemanja Radulovic and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.
“LocalTapiola has made a fine gesture in allowing our orchestra the use of a prize violin such as this Vuillaume,” says the orchestra’s General Manager Marjukka Puutio. “A superb violin such as this is particularly noticeable in a chamber orchestra because there are lots of works in our repertoire in which an individual player is more audible than it would be in, say, a big symphony orchestra. The violin will be entrusted to the expert hands of our leader, Reijo Tunkkari, and the audience can already delight in its sound in our forthcoming November concerts.”
Further info:
Pasi Haarala, Managing Director, LocalTapiola Pohjanmaa, Tel. +358 400-95883
Marjukka Puutio, General Manager, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Tel. +358 400-630166

The LocalTapiola insurance group has lent the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra – a Kokkola-based ensemble of 20 players – a prize violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in the 1850s.

LocalTapiola sponsors the arts and culture in many ways as one aspect of its corporate responsibility. In the case of music, this enhances the company’s image and fosters a sense of community and social relations.

“Widespread sponsorship for the arts and culture is important to LocalTapiola,” says Pasi Haarala, Managing Director of the company’s Ostrobothnian branch. “Our strategy is to concentrate on life insurance in all its manifestations. Being a customer-owned business, we are daily engaged in promoting and safeguarding not only the financial but also the spiritual and physical well-being of our customers. Over the years, we have purchased a few valuable violins, which we then lend out to front-line Finnish orchestras.”

The violin in question dates from 1850 and was purchased by LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance. It was made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798–1875), a French instrument maker and one of the most highly-respected in 19th-century Europe. 

Top violinists greatly value the violins made by Vuillaume. With a superb violin to play, a first-rate violinist may achieve the finest results. The following are some of the violinists who have had the use of a Vuillaume copy of a Stradivarius or Guarneri violin: Fritz Kreisler, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Hilary Hahn, Nemanja Radulovic and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

“LocalTapiola has made a fine gesture in allowing our orchestra the use of a prize violin such as this Vuillaume,” says the orchestra’s General Manager Marjukka Puutio. “A superb violin such as this is particularly noticeable in a chamber orchestra because there are lots of works in our repertoire in which an individual player is more audible than it would be in, say, a big symphony orchestra. The violin will be entrusted to the expert hands of our leader, Reijo Tunkkari, and the audience can already delight in its sound in our forthcoming November concerts.”

 

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