Under this MoU, the two organizations establish a three year partnership with Hermes undertaking to to offer SMF membership status with all attached privileges and rights and to provide SMF with a dedicated page and to post SMF logo on its website. SMF in return will offer Hermes members exclusive invitations to its events, access to special guided tours through the Salzburg Mozart Museums, supply of all Mozart Week and all music event publications and will post Hermes logo on its website.
Mozart’s Costa violin is named for its builder, Pietro Antonio dalla Costa and, according to an original label on the inside, was made in Treviso in 1764. Dalla Costa modelled his violins on those of Amati, and they are highly prized as concert instruments nowadays on account of their warm and powerful tone. Mozart probably acquired and played this violin in Vienna.
Following several changes of ownership, it was acquired by Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller in 2013 with the intention of donating it to the Mozarteum Foundation.