The state collection unites 286 musical instruments created from the 16th to the 20th centuries. such masters as Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri, Bergonzi. Thirty instruments of the State Collection are the best examples of the world musical heritage. The main task of the State Collection is to develop the Russian performing school and provide talented musicians with the best instruments. Over the years, famous musicians have played collectible instruments: Leonid Kogan, David Oistrakh, Rudolf Barshai, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin and many others.