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Among the great protagonists of Cremona Musica 2019 there is Amnon Weinstein, the Israeli luthier who is moving the world with his collection of violins which belonged to victims of the Holocaust, “Violins of Hope”. Over the last decades, Weinstein has collected 79 violins, telling their stories and restoring them, in order to make them fit to play again in the most prestigious theaters in Europe and in the World. During Cremona Musica we will se...

The upcoming edition of Cremona Musica is hosting a series of piano events organized by Yamaha Music Europe branch Italy.
Prominent artists such as Paolo Buonvino, Kekko Fornarelli, Stuart Isacoff, Andrea Rebaudengo, Gwilym Simcock, and the robot pianist Teo Tronico, will perform with the innovative pianos that can record and reproduce the most complex performances.
An extraordinary offer of events, characterized by creativity and innovation, a...

After a forced stop of more than a year due to an injury, the pianist Lang Lang is back, promoting his new album "Piano Book" and preparing for a new tour from next Fall. The New York Times dedicated a long read to the comeback of the most famous contemporary pianist. Here is an extract: 
 
But he [Mr. Lang] insists he is not the same man, or musician. Mr. Lang — who long maintained that his greatest fear was an injury that would leave him unab...

With almost 100 years of history, GEWA is a point of reference for musicians of all the world. We interviewed their Chief Operating Officer Simona Maria Roveda to find out more about their evolution and history, looking forward to meeting them at Cremona Musica 2019.
 
Gewa is almost 100 years old: how was it born and how did it develop?
Gewa was founded in 1925 by Georg Walther, who also gives his name to the company. Originally it was a prod...

The violinist Itzhak Perlman talked about Violins of Hope, the collection of violins from the Holocaust curated by the Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein, in a recent interview. Amnon Weinstein will be at Cremona Musica this September (27-29/9), to be awarded for his project Violins of Hope. In this occasion some of the violins of the collection will be exhibited at Cremona Musica and played by the Turkish violinist Cihat Askin. "On a visit to Tel A...

Having learnt his profession between France, Cremona and Parma, Frédéric Noharet now lives and works in the Emilian city, where he produces strings that reflect the style of the different places where he has lived, reinterpreted through his own research. Waiting to meet him at Cremona Musica, we interviewed him about his work.
 
You were born in France, studied in Cremona and live in Parma, another territory with a great tradition in lutherie. ...

For 20 years Despiau Chevalets has exhibited its high-quality bridges at Cremona Musica. Waiting to meet them at Cremona Musica 2019, we interviewed Nicolas to discover the secrets behind their product, from the selection of the wood to the dialogue with the luthiers.
 
Your company was born more than 30 years ago: how did bridges change in more than 3 decades?
Here are some of the points which have had an influence on our bridges over the las...

As recently announced, Cremona Musica 2019 will also host a Guinness World Record saxophone. The Brazilian company J’Elle Stainer will bring a one-of-a-kind sax, a 3-meter-long subcontrabass. It weighs almost 30 kilos and plays an octave lower than a bass saxophone. The instrument was registered as the largest saxophone in the world. A prototype had already been made during the XIX century, but it was never realized. Now, thanks to the Brazilian ...

J & A Beare, guest of Cremona Musica 2019, has announced the opening of its new office in Germany, J & A Beare Europe GmbH. In collaboration with J & A Beare London, Beare’s Europe offers certification, valuations, consignments, and sales. The new office is in Hoyerhagen, conveniently located for Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen, and is managed by European Director, Josef Kröner.
 
Find out more about J & A Beare, read our interview
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It is 3 meters long and weighs almost 30 kilos, the sub-contrabass sax made by J’Elle Stainer, was certified as the largest working saxophone in the world. The story behind the Guinness World Record saxophone, that will be exhibited at the main fair for high-quality instruments.
 
The record saxophone will play at Cremona Musica 2019, the main fair in the world for high-quality instruments, that will be held in the City of Violins between 27 an...

A true Cremonese and a friend of Cremona Musica’s, Riccardo Bergonzi will exhibit the best of his production. Instruments that, as he said, must be memorable. We talked with him about his work, his experiences abroad, and the incentive of working in a special place like Cremona.
 
Mr Bergonzi, how do you combine tradition and innovation in your job?
In my workshop, there is not so much space for innovation… If you talk about the crafting of th...

Edizioni Curci just announced the acquisition of the catalog of Bèrben, historical Italian publisher specialized in music. A very important catalog, a point of reference for many music lovers, students, and musicians. Bèrben has “written the history of the repertoire for classical guitar and accordion, and published many pieces from important composers such as Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla, Nino Rota, Alexander Tansman, Leo Brouwer a...

Salvatore Accardo, Ezio Bosso, Richard Stoltzman and Paco Peña are just a few of the dozens of artists that will be at Cremona Musica 2019, the most important fair in the world for high-quality musical instruments (27-29 September).
 
CREMONA (ITALY), 2 July 2019 - With less than three months left before the beginning of Cremona Musica 2019 (27-29 September) the presence of many great names of International music has already been confirmed.
Al...

Alessandro Tommasi, member of Cremona Musica's Media Lounge, has been in Moscow for the Tchaikovsky Competition, one of the most prestigious in the world. On this occasion he had the opportunity to interview one of the judges of the piano section, Michel Béroff, to talk about what is needed to win a competition like this. We publish here a short part of the interview, but you can find the complete interview here on Le Salon Musical.
"A competit...

For the tenth consecutive year, Cremona Musica is hosting a stand dedicated to the Bayern violin making school. We have to thank BH International, the agency that promotes the Bayern craftmanship. To discover something more, we interviewed Edith Böhm.
 
What does your agency do?
Bayern Handwerk International (BHI) is the export promotion agency for Bavarian skilled crafts. Our organization is supported by the six Bavarian chambers of skilled c...