Thursday, September 1, 2011
Last week Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt, CEO of WMP Concert Hall, GoStrings, and Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins appeared on the TV show Buried Treasures on Fox Network. Buried Treasures is a reality TV program featuring the Keno Brothers from the TV show on PBS Antique Road Show. The premise of the show is the Keno brothers find interesting and potentially high value antiques, then find out the value and a buyer. Emmanuel appeared in the first episode when a family on the show had an old violin. The violin had a label with Giovanni Paolo Maggini and the Keno twins called Emmanuel to evaluate the instrument. Unfortunately for the family Emmanuel did not give them good news, the violin was a 19th century copy only valued at 300 dollars. Hopefully some people learned from Emmanuel's appearance on Buried Treasure. We get hundreds of people hoping that their violin with a Stradivarius label is the real thing but 99.9% of the time it is a copy. I am excited for the day when someone actually finds a real hidden treasure. In our next blog post Emmanuel will tell a story of when someone actually did have a real hidden treasure. Stay tuned!!