The Amati Exhibition
23rd and 24th October 2016

Exhibitors come from the UK, US Europe and Japan, making the exhibition an invaluable networking opportunity that is not to be missed.

The Langham’s Grand Ballroom is a spectacular venue which is spacious and light. Throughout 2015 we have had the pleasure to enjoy two amazing exhibitions with astonishing performances from Roby Lakatos and his ensemble and also Tamsin Waley-Cohen. We are yet to confirm the performance that will take place in October and there will of course be prosecco and canapés served at the drinks party that will take place on Sunday 23rd October.

The reception is by invitation only so please contact Charlott to receive an invitation.

Venue

The Langham
1C Portland Place
Regent Street
London
W1B 1JA

Opening Times

Sunday 23rd October 2016
10am - Exhibition Opens
3pm to 5pm - Drinks Reception TBC
7pm - Exhibition Closes
Entertainment to be confirmed.

Monday 24th October 2016
10am - Exhibition Opens
7pm - Exhibition Closes

To contact the event organiser, Charlott please call +44 (0)20 7099 7114 or email charlott@amati.com

The Event

Exhibitors come from the UK, US, Europe and Japan, making the exhibition an invaluable networking opportunity for everyone within the string world. The Langham’s Grand Ballroom is a spectacular venue which is spacious and light and you will also find the world’s best bar, Artesian at this 5-star establishment. Amati will host a drinks reception on Sunday 23rd October followed by entertainment yet to be confirmed. The performance in November 2015 kept the audience captivated, especially with the special guest performance by Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

The reception is by invitation only so please contact Charlott to receive an invitation.

The Performance
Roby Lakatos & Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Join us for what will be an unmissable performance by Roby and his ensemble and with a much anticipated special guest appearance from violin soloist, Tamsin Waley-Cohen. The audience will be treated to an hour and a half of sensational music followed by a after party with process and canapés.

Roby Lakatos

Roby is a classically trained Hungarian virtuoso, renowned and adored for his unique fusion music of classical and gypsy styles. Descended from Janos Bihari, ‘King of Gypsy Violinists’, Roby’s musical introduction came when he was nine. Aged nineteen Roby won the first prize for classical violin at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Budapest. The rest they say is history.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Tamsin has been described by one of her teachers, Ruggiero Ricci as the ‘most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered’. Tamsin became a Foundation Scholar, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, where she hoovered up the prizes and more recently makes up on third of the London Bridge Trio alongside pianist Daniel Tong and cellist Kate Gould. Tamsin plays the 1721 ex-Fenyves Stradivarius.

This is the first time a performance of this calibre has been arranged and we can't wait to see what will happen at the stage on the 1st November at The Grand Ballroom, The Langham, London.

The audience will be treated to an hour and a half of sensational music and afterwards The Amati Exhibition will hold a drinks reception with prosecco and canapés.

The Event

Exhibitors come from the UK, US, Europe and Japan, making the exhibition an invaluable networking opportunity for everyone within the string world. The Langham’s Grand Ballroom is a spectacular venue which is spacious and light and you will also find the world’s best bar, Artesian at this 5-star establishment. Amati will host a drinks reception on Sunday 23rd October followed by entertainment yet to be confirmed. The performance in November 2015 kept the audience captivated, especially with the special guest performance by Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

The reception is by invitation only so please contact Charlott to receive an invitation.

Visitors

The exhibition will be open to the public on the 23rd & 24th October. We welcome everybody who has an interest with string instruments - makers, dealers, collectors, investors, students, musicians and those people who simply enjoy classical music.

Visitors can enter on both days completely free of charge.

For Musicians

You will be able to try a diverse selection of instruments to suit every level and every budget. You can also discuss your individual needs with many leading dealerships and contemporary makers.

This is a rare exhibition in that you will be able to speak directly with people that you would most definitely not have gathered in the same room at any other time. The Amati Exhibition has been put together for exactly this reason: to bring a highly sociable and enjoyable event to the industry where everybody with a similar interest can meet and share their knowledge and experiences.

"The Hungarian gypsy virtuoso Roby Lakatos' semi-private gig for for @AmatiAuctions: nearest thing to a rockstar's secret concert I’ll ever find."

Kate Maltby, Writer

"Last night @RobyLakatos was mind blowingly amazing. His music filled me with energy and love for life! #violinhero"

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violinist

"The Amati Exhibition was a fantastic occasion full of classy people and a huge amount of seriously stunning instruments."

Michael Petrov, Cellist

"London sale week is such a sociable week and rather than people meeting behind closed doors I wanted to give people an opportunity to showcase their instruments and bows in a beautiful setting. I am delighted with the success and interest and would like to thank all exhibitors who have made this possible."

Sarah Buchanan, Amati Director

For Students

We invite and encourage schools to join us at the exhibition. This is an exclusive possibility for students both to display their work alongside some of the greatest makers, but also to meet and discuss a similar interest with people from the industry. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and make the most of speaking to established makers.

"It was a really good opportunity to have the best quality instruments in your hands and to have the time to get a closer look as well as to really examine the instruments. It was an exceptional experience to listen to the Strad Archinto cello. Even as a student I felt really welcome to look at the instruments."

Kira Hasche, Newark School Student

"I really enjoyed handling some of the most famous instruments like the Archinto cello. We were treated like everybody else which is not always the case when you are a student. It was a great experience to meet so many nice people in one place. Thanks to Amati!"

Robert Stepp, Newark School Student

How to get to The Exhibition at The Langham Hotel

Being situated in the heart of London it could not be easier to reach The Langham Hotel.

Nearest Undergrounds: 

Oxford Circus is 5 minutes walking distance
Bond Street is 15 minutes walking distance

Westbury Hotel: 

Situated within 15 minutes walking distance

Transport from Airports: 

Heathrow
Express train is 15 minutes to Paddington
and then 5 stops via Bakerloo Line to Oxford Circus

 

Gatwick
Express train will take 15 minutes to Victoria
and then 2 stops via Victoria Line to Oxford Circus

 

Stanstead
Express train will take 45 minutes to Liverpool Street
and then 10 minutes via Central Line to Oxford Circus

Confirmed November Exhibitors

Adam Whone Ltd is a specialist shop with over 40 years of personal experience dedicated to the care and sale of instruments & bows of the violin family.
Amati Instruments Ltd
Violin GmbH Lucerne; The specialist in violin. We are your professional violin makers in Switzerland
Chaconne are a stringed instrument shop with a store in Sapporo. They provide repair, restoration and hair replacement, and finish your instrument in top condition.
David Brewer Fine Violins is an international dealer specializing in the sale, acquisition, restoration and evaluation of superior quality violins, violas, cellos and their bows
Florian Leonhard - exceptional instruments, world renowned expertise and class leading restoration
Lark Insurance - Specialist insurance brokers, Insurance made to measure
The internationally renowned Newark School of violin making and repair provides a wide range of practical instrument making skills for violin, viola and cello.
Frederick Phelps Limited, founded in London in 1895, is a leading UK dealership in violins, violas, cellos, double basses and their bows.
Whether you play the Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass, you will find a large selection of fine antique and new instruments and bows to choose from, and the facilities to take your time and play them at your leisure in our showroom at our shop in Beeston, Nottingham, UK
William John Violins - From his workshop in London, William John makes violins, violas and cellos, and specialises in sound adjustments.

More exhibitors to be added in the coming weeks.

Photographs used with kind permission of Rebecca Johns and Jason Reitenberger.

Information for Exhibitors

The Langham’s Grand Ballroom provides an elegant and highly convenient central London space to display your instruments, bows and string accessories. Our event attracts musicians, investors, collectors and those with an appreciation for classcal music from around the world. The Amati Exhibition is organised by people that have years of experience in the stringed industry and who understand beautiful instruments and bows need to be shown off.

We are pleased to have built up a regular list of exhibitors who come from the UK, US, Europe and Japan. We hope they remain and new exhibitors become part of the exhibition as it continues to grow from strength to strength.

The Langham is one of London’s most beautiful and exclusive hotels and as we discovered last March continuously offer exceptional client care to our exhibitors, visitors and us. We arrange accommodation deals for our exhibitors meaning you can congenially be on site and have access to all the hotel facilities. You may wish to meet your own client’s in their infamous cocktail bar or eat in the superb Roux at the Landau restaurant.

"There are not many arenas in which prominent dealers and stringed instrument specialists can come together in one place in the same way that, say, instrument makers might. You might think that due to "competition" they may be a bit nervous, or not get along. But I found the experience quite the opposite, and apart from making new acquaintances and meeting old friends, I enjoyed seeing how other people worked and what they had to offer. Everyone in this business loves violins, and the opportunity to see a few more - and some extremely fine ones - is never a hardship!"

Adam Whone Violins

For event sponsorship or advertising opportunities please contact the event organiser, Charlott on +44 (0)20 7099 7114.