Hanslip Violin Trust Plays Tune To Investors
September 19, 2008
Twenty-year-old British violin sensation Chloe Hanslip needs a new violin and is appealing to rich benefactors to help her get it.
The purpose-formed Chloe Hanslip Violin Trust—backed by Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel—is trying to raise £1.5 million (US$2.9 million) for a top-of-the-range instrument for the player's exclusive use.
The trust is looking for investors willing to pay around £50,000 (US$100,000) to £100,000 (US$200,000), in return for a share in the trust and helping to secure a long-term loan of a world-class instrument.
Hanslip—who was signed to Warner Classics at the age of 12—has performed with a number of different instruments over the years, mostly on a short-term loan basis.
She told Billboard.biz, "It is absolutely vital for my music and my career to secure an outstanding instrument as soon as possible. Violins are wonderful investments and I so hope it will be possible to find generous benefactors to help my cause."
Hanslip releases her third album on the Naxos label in September.
- Hazel Davis, Billboard.biz
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