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The curtain falls on Cremona Musica Special Edition, after two days in which Cremona got dressed in music. At different times, Cremona Musica has proposed an innvovative format, but always completely consistent with its mission: to introduce enthusiasts to the masterpieces of Cremonese luthiers, to bring together producers of musical instruments and potential customers, to allow everyone to enjoy great music.
 
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The great mandolinist Carlo Anzo will be one of the protagonists of Cremona Musica Special Edition, with a concert that anticipates a huge space dedicated to mandolins planned for Cremona Musica 2021, with exhibitions, concerts and workshops conceived to rediscover this masterpiece of the Italian musical tradition.
 
On 27 September you will play in concert at Cremona Musica Special Edition. Have you decided on your program?
The title of the c...

On 26 September the guitarist Beppe Gambetta will present his new album “Where The Wind Blows (Dove Tia O Vento)” at Cremona Musica Special Edition. We interviewed him to talk about his new work, his first as author, and about the importance of traveling and the return of live music.
 
The title of your new album is both in English and in dialect. Why?
The double title shows that multiculturality is maybe the main aspect of my art. I have alwa...

The artistic director of the Pianolink International Amateurs Contest, Andrea Vizzini, has announced the names of the 10 finalists of the competition who will compete in the final. The 10 amateur pianists, coming from 7 different countries, will meet on September 26 in Cremona, during Cremona Musica Special Edition.
 
The finalists in category A "no diploma":
Carlo Bergamasco, lawyer, Italy
Felicia Cheng, neuroscientist, Taiwan
Carl Di Casol...

This year, Cremona Musica (26-27 September) is renamed Cremona Musica Special Edition, to highlight the innovative format of the exhibition.
The ingredients are the same: the great Cremonese lutherie and the great music, for a one-of-a-kind event for both music lovers and insiders.
The location will be different: Cremona Musica leaves the pavilions of the fair to reach the city center. An most of all, this edition will be completely digital.
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For over 40 years, luthiers around the world have used Kremer Pigmente’s products for their violins. Also in this special edition of Cremona Musica, the German company will present its new products, with an increasingly vast catalog. We interviewed David Kremer to find out more.
 
Which are the main peculiarities of your products for lutherie?
Our products are for the surface: resins, oils and solvents, from which violin makers themselves make...

The new edition of Cremona Musica will be a special one. This year, on September 26 and 27, CREMONA MUSICA SPECIAL EDITION is replacing the classical Cremonese event. Cremona Musica exits the pavillions of the Cremona Exhibitions Centre, with both cultural events and business-oriented digital initiatives to connect the vast network of professionals and institutions naturally involved in the exhibition.
The decision was taken to support and encou...

250 years of activity is a milestone to celebrate. Since 1770, Schott has been a point of reference for music students, musicians, and music lovers, with its innovative and up-to-date catalog. What is their secret, and what are they preparing to celebrate? We interviewed Laura Rossi - representative of the company for Italy, Spain and Portugal - to find out more.
 
Schott is a truly historical company, as you are celebrating your 250th annivers...

Jewels can be made of everything. Gold, silver, stones, but also parts of musical instruments. This year Ars Bibets is making its debut at Cremona Musica presenting these original products, and we interviewed Bibets Ramos i Viladrich to find out more about what we should expect.
 
You are a silver and goldsmith. Among your products, there are also jewels made with parts of musical instruments. How did you get the idea, and how did you start?
I...

Ciresa never ceases to surprise Cremona Musica’s visitors. After their Opere Sonore and the Resonance Piano, they are again working on a new novelty they want to present at Cremona Musica 2020. Always using the Red Spruce of the Fiemme Valley, the Stradivari’s wood they use for their lutherie boars and soundboards. We talked with Piera Ciresa and Fabio Ognibeni to know more.
 
Ciresa is renowned for the use of the Red Spruce of the Fiemme Valle...

In 2013 Trinity College London inaugurated its music exams at Cremona Musica. For more than a century, they have been a certification body for music, performing arts, and English language. The mission of Trinity is to inspire teachers and students through stimulating contents and methods of assessment, accessible to all, to develop the necessary skills for today’s world. We talked with Emiliano Valtulini, Promo & Marketing coordinator of Trinity ...

The Italian composer and musician Ennio Morricone passed away tonight in Roma, at the age of 91, following a fall. Morricone is the author of some of the most famous scores for the cinema, including Once Upon a Time in America, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. A few days ago he broke his femur.
Morricone was one of the great ambassadors of Italian culture in the world, an artist that was appreciated and renowned everywhere. During his c...

The market of historical instruments is changing year after year. To orient ourselves in this fascinating world, we interviewed Guy Batifort, director of Viaduct Violins, a company specialized in French quartet instruments and bows, and a recurrent guest of Cremona Musica.
 
How did you start your company?
I co-founded Viaduct Violins in 1998 with Roger Lanne, a Master violin maker and expert, ex-first assistant to Etienne Vatelot. At that tim...

The idea behind Fareast Violins is to guarantee students and people who are approaching music a cheap instrument to start, that guarantees good quality, also customized. The outcome is a series of instruments that are good for professionals too. We interviewed Monica Pezzini to find out more.
 
How did your activity start?
Almost by chance, since we got in contact with a great producer of strings in China. Years ago, strings made in Asia were ...

 A real journey into the history of the guitar: Cremona Musica is happy to host the third conference "The guitar in the nineteenth century", from 26 to 27 September at the Acoustic Guitar Village Cremona.

A small preview.