Jason Price Buys Out Tarisio Partners
Price is now sole owner of the auction house?
Jason Price is now sole owner of Tarisio, the ten-year-old auction house that pioneered the online-sale format for stringed instruments. Price, who has served as managing partner at Tarisio overseeing day-to-day operations, bought out his two founding partners, Christopher Reuning and Dmitry Ginden. “The buyout is entirely friendly,” Price says. “They’re great colleagues and will continue as formal consultants going forward. It’s a nice, natural evolution. Chris and Dmitry [each] have a full plate of interesting, high-level things going on.
“Tarisio has grown to a size that it needs constant attention.”
Price plans to increase the number of sales—February’s higher-end speculative and restorable sale was a new addition—and expand Tarisio’s private sales and European presence. “I intend to pull Tarisio into the 21st century of violin sales.”
Clients can look forward to expanded photo archives, more information about historical makers, and new technological advances—fancy a Tarisio iPhone app, anyone? tarisio.com