March 23, 2023
Discovering Stradivari's secrets with Maja
With a solid foundation in classical music performance, Maja Wegrzynowska's passion is enabling talented musicians to play their dream instruments. Maja is the Director of International Sales at J & A Beare, one of the leading violin dealers in the world, where she advises musicians, collectors, investors, foundations, financial institutions and patrons of the art on the acquisition of antique instruments. She also serves as Vice President of the Beare's International Violin Society and successfully matches patrons with classical music stars. In 2019 the Royal Academy of Music elected Maja as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honour awarded for her significant contribution to the music industry.
Maja was a full-scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and MA with Distinction. Winner of several scholarships and international awards, she also held the Meaker Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music. Maja has performed at many prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, St James Palace, Wigmore Hall, and Suntory Hall. She was a member of La Mer Trio, and worked with London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Contemporary Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, recorded for BBC Radio 3 and was invited to perform for King Charles III and the Queen Elizabeth II.
Maja has also completed courses at Harvard Law School Executive Education and Christie's Education.
Maja will talk to us about Antonio Stradivari and his secrets, why his instruments are highly sought after today, the intrinsic value of violins as tools for musicians as well as works of art, the growing demand for fine violins as an alternative asset class for collectors, particularly in the current uncertain times.
Art provides balance and perspective, especially during times of economic drain and geopolitical uncertainty. Pablo Picasso said it best, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
This is a special event as Trivet has gained a one-star Michelin restaurant since we have been there. The food and wine list are incredible.