The head of the St. Petersburg house of music Sergei Roldugin showed reporters a cello made by Antonio Stradivari worth $ 12 million, which is in the direct line told friend of the musician, the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I still do play this instrument. I still hope to live, and I have to have tool. And when you stop playing, then it will go to the state”, – quotes the words Roldugin “Interfax”.
The cellist said that the instrument was purchased with the help of benefactors, but declined to give their names, explaining that they “are not pleased” with the public. However, agreed, at the request of journalists to do a piece of works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, to show the possibilities of the famous cello.
Roldugin also said it is preparing “a new ambitious project, which will shed light on the situation connected with his participation in the offshore scandal.
“I can’t qualified to answer and will not answer. I know that there is all right with me,” quotes his words TASS. “Moreover, I now have another plan. After some time, you will learn: this is in development now on a new very ambitious project, which will largely answer all the questions this minute”, – said the musician.
Sergei Roldugin showed purchased for Home music cello Stradivari, XVIII century for $12 million and played on it pic.twitter.com/myCQuQJzIh