As part of its educational remit Leeds Baroque, and with the help of the Friends of Leeds Baroque , the orchestra is building a collection of Baroque instruments available on loan to young players who do not yet have a period instrument of their own.
Donations to the Friends 'fiddle fund' has enabled the orchestra to purchase a baroque viola. We have recently received 3 generous donation of modern violins for sale to raise funds for Baroque instruments and we hope to purchase a good baroque violin with the proceeds of these sales. The sales are being looked after for us by the Used Instruments Agency at The Early Music Shop in Saltaire where they can be viewed by interested purchasers. If you know anyone who might be interested please pass on the information. Two of these instruments are already listed on the EMS website and can be viewed here: 3055 S and 3055 S