Mozart’s Violin in Ghent 

Mozart’s Violin in Ghent 

Passed event
Time 20.30u
Music Centre De Bijloke

Enthralling correspondence narrated by Villazón with Hugues Borsarello on the violin 

The famous Salzburg Mozartwoche festival is going on tour, and visits our festival to perform two concerts. The Mozartwoche brings not only its festival director and internationally renowned tenor Rolando Villazón, but also Mozart’s very own violin! This is the ‘Costa Violin’, named after the Northern Italian violin-maker Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa. 

The magnificent instrument, created in 1764, has only been in the possession of the Mozarteum since 2013. the violin is played in this concert by violinist Hugues Borsarello, accompanied by Paul Montag on the piano. The two musicians play various Mozart violin sonatas and share the stage with storyteller Rolando Villazón. In the programme, Villazón reveals his great passion for Mozart, both as a composer and as a person, as he reads from the extensive correspondence between Wolfgang Amadeus and his his closest friends. Mozart’s violin in Ghent is a must-see and must-hear! 


Hugues Borsarello, violin
Paul Montag, piano
Rolando Villazón, narrator



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Selection from Violin sonatas no. 18 in G Major, no. 20 in C Major, no. 21 in E Minor and no. 28 in E-flat Major

Fragments from Mozart's letters to his father

Corona info

We are organizing this event according to the coronavirus measures that will be in place at that time. Flanders Festival Ghent will make use the Covid Safe Ticket. More information about the Covid Safe Ticket, where you can use it and how it works can be found in our COVID-Q&A.