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In the new issue of Rondo Classic, the Finnish journalist Matti Tuomisto wrote a long article about Tonebase, realized during Cremona Musica 2021. This is just one of the many stories about Cremona Musica and his exhibitors that can be found in the International Press, thanks to our International Media Lounge, formed by numerous specialized journalists coming from all around the world to interview the protagonists of Cremona Musica.
 

 

 
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Four cellists amazed music aficionados with an impressive performance: playing Ravel's Bolero on the same cello, at the same time.
Important snare drum duties are taken by one player, who bows below the bridge. Pizzicato, fingering and bowing responsibilities are shared by others.
The performance was realized by four of the six members of the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1, an ensemble formed by cellists from the Vienna Philharmonic (Sebastian Bru, ...

Waiting for the program for next 23, 24 and 25 September, here are some anticipation from the world of the guitar, represented in the Acoustic Guitar Village, which again this year will present the large exhibition area of ​​acoustic, classical, and modern guitars, with the presence of further plectrum and plucked instruments, accessories and a rich calendar of concerts, events and three important masterclasses. The masterclasses will deal with g...

It is a particular balance of timbre that makes the Stradivarius unique instruments. This particular feature was brought into focus by a multidisciplinary team coordinated by the CNR who conducted an experiment in which 70 luthiers were involved to evaluate the sonic qualities of four violins, including a Stradivarius.
The results, published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, suggest that what makes the Stradivarius the preferr...

A violin crafted by Ukrainian luthier Oleksandr Smykovskyi will be auctioned to raise funds in favor of the luthier himself, who is currently displaced after the devastation of his city, Mariupol.
During the war, the city in the south of Ukraine has been devasted, along with the home of the workshop of the luthier.
The violin is currently owned by American violinist Gary Sinderovsky, based in Philadelphia. Sinderovksy has volunteered to put the...

A violin crafted in 1736 by revered Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri could fetch as much as 10 million euros ($10.6 million) when it is auctioned next month.
The value of this masterpiece of Cremonese lutherie has been estimated by the auction house that will oversee the sale. "There are many violins, but this one is like selling a Rembrandt, a Goya, or even a Leonardo da Vinci painting," said Sophie Perrine of the Aguttes auction house near Pa...

Cremona will be the protagonist of a new international docufilm dedicated to Antonio Stradivari. It is an international production, directed by Peter Rebeiz, based on the biography “Stradivari. The story of a legend” by Alessandra Barabaschi, recently published.
As CremonaOggi reports, a significant part of the shooting will be shot in Cremona, the city of Stradivari. The docufilm will focus on the life of the most renowned luthier in history th...

Last week Alexei Lubimov’s and Yana Ivanilova’s concert in Moscow was interrupted by the Police because of the music that was being played. As you might have seen in a video that become viral on the internet, the artists had just performed a piece by the Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov, who spoke against Putin and the war. Despite the pieces performed were not political and the concert was introduced without any reference to politics, the ...

The guitars luthier Rick Turner died on 17 April, at the age of 78, due to “congestive heart failure and stroke.”. The sad news was given the day after.
Rick Turner was widely known for his contribution to the shaping of the sound of the 60's and 70's, having worked with artists like The Grateful Dead, Lindsey Buckingham, guitarist of the Fleetwood Mac, and John Mayer.
His most famous guitar was the Model 1-C-LB, best known for being the guitar...

Cremona Musica and Yamaha Music Europe – Branch Italy are proud to present the forth composition contest for Disklavier.

THE CONTEST - The Disklavier Composers Contest addresses all the musicians of Europe aged over 18, with no further limitations of age and qualifications. The contest was conceived to combine Yamaha's innovative technology with the great genius of today's composers. 
Participants are required to submit an unreleased piece that...

by Federico Foglizzo
 
Why is Chopin still important and significant today, more than two centuries after his birth? Why is it still relevant, and why does playing Chopin mean sending a message to the audience? To discuss these topics, we interviewed the artistic director of the festival Chopin and His Europe, at the Chopin Institute di Varsavia, Stanisław Leszczyński.
 
What message do you want to share with the audience during this Chopin a...

The music association PianoLink, in collaboration with Yamaha Music Europe – Branch Italy and Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, is promoting the third edition of the  PianoLink International Amateurs Competition, for amateur pianists, devoted to all piano lovers, under the artistic direction of Roberto Prosseda and Andrea Vizzini.
The competition is open to all amateur pianists, of any nationality and from any origin. The ca...

In 2023 Vilcek Foundation will award $150.000 to musicians that immigrated to the USA, anche that demonstrated outstanding early achievement in music. The prizes will be awarded to composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and singers.
Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States, and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences. Through their prizes, grantmaking, and art collection, the Foundation celebrate...

"After the victory in the Paganini Competition, I am aiming at the Ferrari of violin making: a Stradivarius." Giuseppe Gibboni, 20-year-old, will probably be playing soon with a masterpiece of Great Master of Cremonese lutherie. A dream for every violinist.
Giuseppe Gibboni, who won the Paganini Competition last year, talked about his future in an interview published by Corriere.it, the website of the main Italian newspaper.
"I don't want to ru...

Next June, the 1714 Stradivarius ‘da Vinci, ex-Seidel’ will go to auction in New York, having a chance to become the most expensive violin in history. According to Bloomberg, the precious violin is estimated to have a price between 15 million and 20 million dollars. Currently, the most expensive violin ever sold is the Vieuxtemps Guarneri (16 million dollars).

The violin will be auctioned by Tarisio, a web-based auction house specializing in str...