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Under the artistic leadership of Jiří Bělohlávek and now Semyon Bychkov, the Czech Philharmonic ranks among the top ten orchestras in the world. Such an achievement requires not only intensive artistic and managerial efforts, but also sufficient financial resources. Partners and supporters play an indispensible role along that journey, and we are overjoyed that their numbers are growing. We owe a great debt of thanks to all of our partners, both past and present.
Thanks to the generosity of the PPF Group, the Czech Philharmonic acquired six string instruments in the value of 20 million CZK. Among these are the 1805 Onorato Gragnani violin, 1825 <span>Giovanni Maria Valenzana violin, 1902 Giovanni Cavani violin, 1928 Pietro Messori violin, 1927 Ettore Soffritti viola and the 1844 Jean-Baptist Vuillaum cello.</span>