Aaron Schwebel

Violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world as a chamber and orchestral musician. His charismatic musical personality and versatility as a performer have led him to pursue a variety of roles and collaborations, with a particular love for chamber music.

A native Torontonian, he holds the positions of concertmaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and associate concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company. He has performed as guest concertmaster with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London. As a chamber musician, he has taken part in Ottawa Chamberfest, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Music By The Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, and the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival.

Aaron did his studies at Indiana and McGill University where he was awarded the Schulich School of Music Golden Violin Award. He is also the co-founder of Chamber Music Without Borders, a community outreach program in Montréal that makes high quality concerts accessible to those who might not otherwise be able to attend them.  He is currently based in Toronto.

1753 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin

1753 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin

Joannes Baptista Guadagnini (1711-1786) worked and established himself as a master maker in five different cities during his 75 year life span. His stay in Milan 1750-1758, was a period of discovery and self-expression. We see confidence in his work and choice of materials, and we hear strength in the voice of these works.

This violin dated 1753 is a well preserved example that delivers that strength and quality of sound so sought after and needed for the performing artist of today.

Anonymous loan
Acquired: 2014
Value: $850,000