Whoa, wait, what’s that now? Filip Pogády is a Ford model and a violin student at the Manhattan School of Music? Wow, universe, you really broke the mold with this one. The 23-year-old is originally from Slovokia but grew up mostly in Linz, Austria. He was encouraged by friends to pursue modeling, which he did begrudgingly but successfully. And we’re sure glad he took their advice!
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri, del Gesù (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe ɡwarˈnɛːri]; 21 August 1698 – 17 October 1744) was an Italian luthier from the Guarneri family of Cremona. He rivals Antonio Stradivari (1644–1737) with regard to the respect and reverence accorded his instruments, and for many prominent players his instruments are the most coveted of all.