The Musical Instrument Bank welcomes the Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin to its collection

Eckhardt-Gramatté Joachim Chanot I violin

This beautiful instrument, valued at approximately $140,000, will be available to a winner of the 2018 Musical Instrument Bank competition and was in the possession of composer, pianist, and violinist Sophie-Carmen (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté for almost 60 years.

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The 2018 Competition is now closed.

Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s winners in September.

  • Over 20 world-class instruments including Stradivari, Guarneri and Gagliano, valued over $41 million.
  • Open to Canadian classical musicians about to embark on or at the beginning of an international solo or chamber music career.

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Contact Information


Mireille Allaire

613-566-4414, ext. 5151
Cell: 613-295-3208
Toll free: 1-800-263-5533, ext. 5151


Sarah Brown

613-566-4414, ext. 6004
1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004


Many generous individuals and foundations have made donations and loans of fine stringed instruments to the Musical Instrument Bank.

  • Justice R.D. Bell, Winnipeg
  • Andrew Shaw, Toronto
  • J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Montréal
  • Ontario Heritage Foundation (Leon Weinstein), Toronto
  • Estate of the late Edith Davis Webb
  • Barwick Family, Ottawa
  • W.I.M. Turner and the Brott Family, Montréal
  • Mrs. Miller, Toronto


  • Greg and Bonnie Cook (Puslinch, Ontario)
  • Helen Mailer, London ON

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