Francisco Fullana Is Chosen to be the Recipient of the “Mary Portman” Guarneri del Gesù Violin

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CONGRATULATIONS FRANCISCO FULLANA … Now the recipient of the magnificent “Mary Portman” Guarneri del Gesù violin, Cremona, 1735 on loan from The Stradivari Society thanks to his generous patrons Karen and Clement Arrison.

“It is a huge honor to be granted the use of one of the string world’s true crown jewels … an instrument once owned and played by my idol Fritz Kreisler. I can’t thank The Stradivari Society and the instrument’s gracious owners Mr. & Mrs. Clement and Karen Arrison enough for their generosity and faith in me.” – Francisco Fullana

Fullana was just appointed principal violinist for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in September. For more on this gifted artist, take a look at his Violin Channel feature here and go to

PHOTO: Sophie Zhai


Society Executive Director Suzanne Fushi with Francisco Fullana