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On 23 September the leading fair dedicated to musical instruments starts in Cremona, with dozens of concerts, exhibitions, and conferences for music lovers, throughout the city.
Cremona, - 2022 - There are only a few days to go until Cremona Musica 2022, the world's leading trade exhibition for high-end musical instruments and the only trade fair of its kind in Europe, which between 23 and 25 September will bring thousands of enthusiasts to the ...

Cremona Musica 2022 is approaching fast, and among the exhibitors there will also be the French wholesaler Sebim, who sells a wide variety of products, from instruments to cases. To have a preview, we talked with them.
 
Cremona Musica’s visitors know Sebim really well, as you have attended many editions. Do you remember your first edition of Cremona Musica? And what the importance of Cremona Musica for your business?
Yes we remember well our ...

by Ruben Marzà
Emma Arizza (violinist, 25, from Como) and Stefano Marzanni (pianist, Brescia, 34) share, in addition to their Lombard origins, a course of study that led them to perfect their skills at the Royal College of Music in London, the city where they still live. Renowned on the international scene as soloists, chamber musicians and teachers, in Cremona they will perform in duo with a program centered on the sonatas of Busoni and Sibeliu...

by Ruben Marzà
One of the most popular jazz pianists in the world, Antonio Faraò (57, from Rome) has collaborated with international artists such as Wayne Shorter, Brandford Marsalis, Miroslav Vitous and Richard Galliano. Winner of the prestigious Martial Solal Piano Jazz Competition, he has performed on stages around the world and has recorded for Warner Music, Cristal Record and Enja Records. He will be a guest of Cremona Musica 2022 as a memb...

From 23 to 25 September, BAM Cases will be at Cremona Musica with all its new and classic cases for musical instruments. To have a preview, we interviewed Aurélia Lemarinel.
 
Which are the features of a high-quality case we can find in your product?
This starts with the material used and ends with the locks. Since the very beginning, we’ve only been using the highest quality raw materials on the market.  We do have very demanding quality rule...

Regular exhibitor of Cremona Musica's and long-time friends of the fair, Chavalet Despiau will take part in Cremona Musica 2022 too. Before meeting them at Cremona Musica 2022, we interviewed the managing director of the business to discover something more about their bridges and their projects.
 
What are the features that make the Bosnian maple the perfect wood for bridges?
Maple trees aren’t better in Bosnia compared to other countries, but...

Since the end of communism, AALD has represented the Romanian luthiers in the world. This year, they will be again at Cremona Musica to present the instruments of an innovative and original school of lutherie. Before meeting them at Cremona, we interviewed Paul Bandila to have some previews.     How did AALD start its activities? Knowing that in Reghin wood was cut for instruments and keyboards, and that in this area grew resonance spruce a...

by Ruben Marzà
Winner of the prestigious Wieniawski Competition in 2006, Polish violinist Agata Szymczewska (born in Gdansk, 36 years old) is leading a busy international career as solo performer, chamber musician and teacher. In Cremona she will be involved in two events dedicated to the promotion of Polish less known composers.
 
Can you tell us about your beginning as a musician?
My parents are both pianists, they had always students at ho...

by Giorgiana Strazzullo
The virtuoso violinist Luca Fanfoni, from Parma, will present his new album at Cremona Musica 2022 on September 25th at 1:15 pm in the Sala Monteverdi. He will be joined by Gaetano Santangelo and Aulicus Classics. A special feature of the disc is the discovery of the XXV Capriccio by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840).
After having recorded L'arte del violino (op. 3) and the 24 capricci by Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764),...

by Ruben Marzà
Of Russian origin but Italian by adoption for 30 years, the violinist Yulia Berinskaya conducts an intense activity as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher in Italy and abroad. After the recording of the complete Beethoven Sonatas together with the pianist Stefano Ligoratti, she will present a new all-female recording project in Cremona, an unprecedented perspective on the ever fruitful Bachian heritage, already available on th...

by Ruben Marzà
Gabrio Taglietti (66 years old, from Cremona) is one of the most performed and appreciated composers on the contemporary Italian scene. A pupil of Giacomo Manzoni, he is also pianist, teacher and translator. Organizer of the Spazionovecento festival, in Cremona Musica 2022 he will be part of the international jury of the Disklavier Composers Contest, the contest for Disklavier piano organized with Yamaha Music Europe - Branch Ital...

by Giorgiana Strazzullo
On September 24, in the Media Lounge of Cremona Musica, Marco Fiorini (violin) and Francesco Buccarella (piano) will present the new record to celebrate the seventy years of activity of I Musici of Rome with the Decca record company.
The Roman violinist has held the role of soloist and first violin on the shoulder of I Musici since 2019. From 1951 to today he was preceded by: Franco Tamponi, Felix Ayo, Roberto Michelucci...

by Viola D'Ambrosio
For the young luthier Davide Negroni from Cremona, wood is a means of expressing his voice. His instruments stand out for their attention to aesthetics and respect for tradition, always with an eye for innovation.

You are a son of art: when did he understand that violin making would become his profession?
In fact, I was born into a family of artisans because my uncle, my grandfather and my great grandfather belonged to thre...

di Giorgiana Strazzullo
Paolo Vettori & sons celebrated eighty years of activity in 2015 and three generations of master luthiers in their laboratory in the heart of Florence. Dario Vettori (1903 - 1973), Paolo's father, gave birth in 1935 to the dream of crafting string instruments in Firenzuola. Today Dario, Sofia and Lapo preserve with great interest the knowledge of one of the longest-lived families of luthiers in the world, inspired by the ...

by Salvatore Sclafani
Boris Berman is one of the leading musical figures of our time. Refined concert pianist of international renown, among the world's most eminent teachers, he will be one of the prestigious artists invited to Cremona Musica. His book Notes from the Pianist's Bench, appreciated worldwide, has recently been translated into Italian by Edizioni Curci and will be available at the publisher's stand during the event.
In this interv...