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A new instrument for a young player

Jun 4, 2024

A year ago, in Lympstone Church, we had the great pleasure of hearing the young and gifted Devonian violinist Joel Munday playing Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Joel was studying at the Royal College of Music at the time, and playing on a violin loaned to him by the College. As his time as a student comes to an end, the violin will no longer be available to him. To replace it, he commissioned the famous luthier Andrea Hudelmayer to make him a new instrument, which will be of exceptional quality.

He launched an appeal with the aim of raising at least half the £19,000 purchase price of the violin from individuals, trusts and organisations. Lympstone Entertainments was glad to make a generous donation to this appeal, and to support a young and highly talented musician from East Devon at the beginning of his professional career. We could think of no more appropriate use of some of the reserves we have accumulated over nearly 20 years of bringing professional performances to Lympstone.

We have now received the news that Joel has received his new violin from Andrea Hudelmayer in his London workshop. It is an instrument that he will treasure all his life.

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