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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.

 

 

The Spanish luthier Abraham Diaz Romero presented during Notte di Luce his new perfume inspired by the smell of Cremonese luthiers, 704 Cremonensis, named after the number that identifies the varnish used for violins.
"It began from an idea of a girl, during an exhibition - Romero explained to La Provincia -. Feeling the scent of our varnishes she said: that's so nice, why aren't you making a perfume? So I started, but since this is not my job, ...

Covid-19 has left a mark on our lives, but after this long-suffering, Cremona is ready to start again, with hope and music.
This is the idea behind "Cremona, notte di luce" (Cremona, the night of lights), the TV show that puts the spotlights on our city and the great music, with guests that has also been protagonists of Cremona Musica, including Alessandro Carbonare, Clarissa Bevilacqua, Roberto Prosseda and many more. CremonaFiere is a partner ...

The luthier Francesco Piasentini spent his time between the School of Engineering and the workbench. A combination of two different worlds that helps him understand the greatness of ancient luthiers and to produce great string instruments himself. Looking forward to meeting him at Cremona Musica 2020, we interviewed him.

How did you start your activity?
One day, in the workshop of a luthier, I saw some pictures showing the making of a violin. I...

PianoLink, the well-known Music Association based in Milan, in cooperation with Yamaha Music Europe and Cremona Musica, presents the first edition of the PianoLink International Amateurs Competition, the brand-new International Competition exclusively dedicated to amateur pianists.
 
What immediately stands out is the level of the International Jury, worthy of those of the most prestigious competitions worldwide. Presided by American Pianist Je...

Every Tuesday and Friday night, at 9 pm, a video-performance of a friend of Cremona's and Cremona Musica's, to let people enjoy good music from their own homes during the lockdown. Many of them have recently been among our guests. The videos - realized specifically for the Cremona Musica Web Festival - will be available on Cremona Musica's Facebook and Instagram pages.
 
The program
Tuesday 24 March: Richard and Mika Stoltzman, clarinet and ma...

At a time when in many countries of the world musical training activities are strongly reduced, mfClassrooms allows to overcome geographical barriers and the physical distance between teacher and student, offering the possibility to continue the lessons, with audio quality comparable to that of a CD (stereo audio, frequency response from 0 to 20,000 Hz, and sampling at 48 KHz). The video recording function of the lessons allows the student to lis...