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On September 24, one of the classic Saturday events of the Acoustic Guitar Village returns to the Live Stage of Cremona Musica: the Italian Bluegrass Meeting.
Dozens of artists engaged in concerts, showcases, jams, but also moments of dissemination on the bluegrass genre, with the coordination of Danilo Cartia and the support of Martin Guitars and Deering Banjo Company.
This year the special guest will be the American Mike Marshall, one of the ...

by Giorgiana Strazzullo
Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè’s workshop has been in the center of Parma for over fifteen years, and is involved in the construction, restoration and sale of string instruments. Scrollavezza & Zanrè are promoters and defenders of the Italian luthier heritage, curating exhibitions and publishing precious violin making manuals.
Andrea Zanrè tells us how Renato Scrollavezza (1927 - 2019), Elisa's father, was the mento...

by Ruben Marzà
 
Francesco Mengascini, son of the founder Arnaldo, tells us the story of Beltuna Accordions; a story of passion and courage, tradition and innovation, which this year for the first time will find space at Cremona Musica, with novelties of great interest to the world of the accordion.
 
How was Beltuna Accordions born?
The company was founded in 1982 - so this year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary - by Arnaldo Mengascin...

Audenis is a family business based in the heart of Barcelona, with more than 90 years of history. What do they sell? Everything, if music related! Instruments, books, and also special jewels that we will see at Cremona Musica 2022. Waiting to meet them, we interviewed Isabel Audenis.
 
You are active in many businesses, selling both instruments and music books. How would you introduce Audenis to someone who doesn’t know you?
Audenis is a famil...

by Ruben Marzà
A young and enterprising brand, Tiranti Fisarmoniche has been able to emerge in the rich panorama of Castelfidardo thanks to the innovation and customization of its instruments. We interviewed the founder, Marco Tiranti, who this year will present the brand for the first time at Cremona Musica, as part of the now consolidated Accordion Show.
 
How was Tiranti Fisarmoniche born?
I started my career as a tuner: at 16 I started to...

With 25 years of experience and many participations in Cremona Musica, Daniele Tonarelli is one of the great names of contemporary Cremonese violin making. Waiting to meet him at Cremona Musica this autumn, we talked with him about his instruments, his passion and the young people who are approaching violin making today.
 
You are a very experienced luthier with 25 years of experience. After all this time, are there still new things you find yo...

Last year Guido Mariotto won the Concorso Triennale Antonio Stradivari, a unique recognition in the world of lutherie, further enriched by the victory of the Stauffer Prize with a double bass, something that has never happened in the history of the competition. Waiting to meet him again this September in Cremona Musica, we talked with him about his career and this victory.
 
Your father was a luthier, but can you tell us how you approached viol...

by Salvatore Sclafani
Used and appreciated by generations of musicians, for over 160 years the publications by Edizioni Curci in Milan have been a milestone in Italian musical culture. A regular guest of Cremona Musica, that combines tradition and innovation. In this interview, Laura Moro, editorial director of the Classical and printed music division, reflects on the responsibilities of her role and reveals the novelties that the Milanese publi...

by Ruben Marzà
An unexpected discovery and love at first sight: this is how Angelo Sperzaga (54, from Cremona) came into contact with the world of lutherie, a world that today sees him in the forefront as a craftsman and as a teacher. Two equally challenging roads, apparently distant but in reality strictly interconnected.
 
Maestro Sperzaga, how did you approach the world of violin making?
It all happened thanks to my art history teacher in ...

by Giorgiana Strazzullo
 
Andrea Schudtz, born in 1973, opens the doors of his workshop by releasing a new interview for Cremona Musica. At fifteen he made his first violin inspired by the work of his father, Pavel Schudtz, and this year he will present for the first time two violins inspired by Leandro Bisiach's 20th century Milanese violin making.
 
On your website, the phrase “… instruments are not made, but are born” is striking, can you ...

Born in Tuscany, but a lover of Cremonese lutherie, Fabrizio Di Pietrantonio approached lutherie by bringing together music and his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. A union that led him to explore the work of Amati, Stradivari, and the other great masters with particular attention to decorated instruments. Later, he also crafted a cello with a bas-relief devoted to the Divina Commedia. While waiting to meet him at Cremona Musica 2...

by Salvatore Sclafani
 
The luthier Lorenzo Frignani has been dealing with crafting and restoring stringed instruments (both bowed and plucked) for more than 30 years. In the last four years, he has been president of the ALI, the association of Italian luthiers, founded in Cremona in 1980. We interviewed him to talk about his professional activity and his work in events devoted to the culture of lutherie.
 
The restoration and the conservatio...

by Viola D'Ambrosio
Elisabetta Giordano is an out-of-the-box voice in modern lutherie. She is a versatile and tenacious artist, as only women who have had to make their way in a world such as lutherie, still predominantly male, can be. She explained to us that when an instrument is built "it is not the measurements that create the harmonies but the harmonies that give life to the proportions and therefore to the measurements".
 
Your work has ...

The preview of the program of the events of the new edition of the Cremonese exhibition has been presented, with many events downtown.
 
With less than three months to go before its inauguration, Cremona Musica 2022, the world's leading exhibition for high-quality musical instruments and the only trade fair in the sector in Europe, presents a preview of the program of events that will take place between 23 and 25 September both at the exhibitio...

by Ruben Marzà
She studied architecture, languages and literature in Italy and abroad, but in the end, she was captured by music publishing. Laura Patrizia Rossi has been representing Schott Music in Italy, Spain and Portugal for many years. Waiting to meet her at Cremona Musica (Schott Music was the first music publisher to exhibit at Mondomusica, in 2004) we talked with her about her experience and the future of printed music.
 
How did you ...