Charles Beare has announced his retirement from the family business.Charles started work in January 1958 and has acted as expert consultant to many of the world’s leading virtuosi. Many became close friends. Nathan Milstein entrusted him with the sale of his Stradivarius, a process that took longer than a decade due to the artist’s extreme fastidiousness.
At a time when the reputation of violin dealers is lower than ever, Charles’s cool judgement will be sorely missed.
Here’s the retirement announcement.