Friday , November 27 2020

Arve Tellefsen sold the violin to 80 million



"I sold a fairly expensive violin, and it's a foreign anonymous buyer, and I can play this violin as long as I live and I can play, but it's ready," explains Arve Tellefsen (81).

The popular humanitarian violinist earned a revenue of 84.7 million NOK in 2017, according to data from the equation. Tellefsen was placed at the 19th place at the reception in Norway. Listed with a capital of 90.8 million NOK.

By 2016, Tellefsen's revenue was NOK 1,2 million.

From one to 80 mil.

The violin to which it refers is Guarnerius from 1741, built by one of the largest violin producers, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu (1698-1744), in Cremona, Italy.

In 1970, Tellefsen bought his Guarneri for a million crowns.

Arve Tellefsen with violin Guarneri, shown in 1977.

Arve Tellefsen with violin Guarneri, shown in 1977.
(Photo by Bjørn Sigurdsøn / NTB Scanpik)

– When I bought it, it was not for investment, and for 20 years I've paid my debt. Such an old violin is constantly growing in value. There are only 150 of these around the world, so they are very much sought after. The purchase price was about 80 million NOK, says Tellefsen.

Last year, DN mentioned a sudden increase in the market value of instruments of old violinists such as Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) and Guarneri del Gesu.

Although he did not see the violin as an investment, buying is undoubtedly profitable.

"At that time, I did not think that it should have so much to increase in value.It was fortunate.I bought it because I liked the sound, so I borrowed ear for advice.It has always been a good investment," says Tellefsen.

"Participated in everything possible"

The Violin that Tellefsen possessed for almost 50 years and practiced four to five hours a day, took part in some of Tellefsen's own. His career is not one of the easiest summaries, and is considered to be one of the most important musicians in Norway.

"Violin has contributed to everything, including concerts all over the world, and we are closely interacting with each other, and in the future I will have Christmas concerts, and then the violin will be there as well, as long as I can raise my hands, I will play it," Arve Tellefsen said.(Rules)Copiright Dagens Næringsliv AS and / or our suppliers. We want to split our business using a link that leads directly to our site. Copying or any other form of use of all or part of the content may only be in writing or by law. For further conditions, see here.


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