Offered for sale, this beautiful cello is based on a Stradivari model part-made by Arnold Boyes and donated to the RAB Trust. It was completed in 2021 by trustees Helen Michetschläger and Mark Robinson, and former award winners Sam Brouwer, Mathieu Fourrier and Alina Ehret. After the costs of the sale have been deducted, all proceeds will go to the RAB Trust.
In our opinion, this is a unique and wonderful cello with a fabulous history, and practically perfect in every way. In our sound tests, it scores 10/10 for playability, looks and sound.
The Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust Fund offers support to students of violinmaking in the UK:
Financial grants for the purchase of materials and tools, or for specialised additional training
Distribution of wood andtools that have been donated to the Trust
Work experience placements in established professional workshops
Since its inception in 1999, the RAB Trust has helped over 200 students from all over the world. Many of these students are now significantly employed in the trade, either on their own account or with leading shops and makers, in the UK and worldwide.