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ŠIBA Inc is a Czech company of accessories for music, with a wide list of products, including cases for strings and accessories for theaters and stages. In less than 30 years they become one of the main Czech companies in the field. We interviewed its owner to find out what will we see at Cremona Musica, where they are exhibiting, thanks to the collaboration with Czech Trade.
 
Can you tell something about the history of the company and its dev...

This year, for the first time, the historical Czech piano brand Petrof is exhibiting at Cremona Musica Piano Experiece, thank to the collaboration between CremonaFiere and Czech Trade. On Sunday 30 September they will also host the concert of the pianist Alvaro Siviero. To know better this European giant of piano we interviewed  Adam Prousek, Petrof's marketing manager.
 
Petrof is currently the largest piano factory in Europe. Can you tell us ...

Luciano Del Rio, one of the most expert tuning specialists in Italy, president of AIARP, the Italian association of piano tuners and repairers, for 24 years, owner of the historical piano shop of Reggio Emilia “Casa Musicale Del Rio”, is one of the founders of Cremona Piano Experience. We interviewed him to know more about his association and activities.

Mr. Del Rio, can you tell us how the Casa Musicale Del Rio is born?
Casa Musicale Del Rio w...

Between 28 and 30 September, the Cremona Exhibition Center will host Cremona Musica, the most important fair in the world for high-quality instruments. As usual, Cremona Musica combines a very rich exhibition area with a programme full of live events, bringing to Stradivari’s birthtown the best Italian and international musical instruments producers and many world-renowned artists.
One of the most important novelties of this edition is the inaug...

On 29 and 30 September, Cremona Musica is hosting a great bands show, one of the most anticipated events of Cremona Winds, the hall of the fair devoted to wind instruments. On a specific stage, the Band Stage, twelve of the best Italian bands will perform from 11 to 18.
The Bands Show pays homage to one of the most traditional Italian musical realities, a world that is recently evolving, thanks to the entrance of many young and conservatory-educ...

Cremona Musica is still growing, with the inauguration of the Accordion Show, a space dedicated to the world of accordions. Between 28 and 30 September, the greatest fair for high-quality musical instruments in the world will bring to Cremona the most prestigious accordions from Stradella, Castelfidardo, paying homage to this magical instrument with concerts, masterclasses, and conferences.
 
One of the main novelties of the upcoming edition of...

Bands and musical junior high schools will be among the protagonists of the special events of Cremona Winds, the hall of Cremona Musica devoted to wind instruments, that is bringing to the Italian fair the greatest artists and brands of the field.
 
Cremona, 21 September 2018 - Cremona Winds is coming to Cremona Musica for the third year, with a long series of top artists and a rich exhibition area, that make this fair a point of reference for ...

With almost 100 years of history, Strunal Schönbach is one of the historical lutherie Czech companies that will exhibit at Cremona Musica 2018. Strings and guitars are the crown jewels of this brands, whom historu is connected with the name of Cremona, as the owner Lukáš Mikeska explained in this interview.
 
Strunal Schönbach has more than 300 years of history. How did the company start and how did it develop until today? 
It is actually our ...

For the third year, Cremona Musica is hosting a hall devoted to wind instruments: Cremona Winds. In its first two edition, Cremona Winds brought to Cremona some of the most important Italian musicians of this field. To have some previews about the events and the protagonists of the new edition we interviewed M° Piero Vincenti, who is, together with Salvatore Lombardi, one of the two artistic advisers of Cremona Winds, curating mainly the part ded...

One of the most renowned piano builder is back at Cremona Musica this year: Yamaha. The Japanese company is enriching the exhibition area with its most prestigious and technological model (read here for further information), but they are also offering many concerts with Italian and international pianist, at Sala Stradivari.
 

The programme of Yamaha e Bösendorfer Piano Festival:

28.9, 14.30, Irene Veneziano
28.9, 17.00, Costantino Catena
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A new way to enjoy concerts: outdoor, freely, in the silence of the nights of Cremona. This is the Yamaha Silent Wifi Concert, the event that makes you listen to the pianist Andrea Vizzini and the violinist Isabel Gallego playing in concert with their Yamaha grand piano and violin equipped with Silent technologies, audible only with the Wifi Silent System headphones provided to the audience. This is happening in the city center of Cremona, in Pia...

The Accademia Chigiana is among the protagonist of Cremona Musica 2018, where the artistic director M° Nicola Sani will present the innovative Chigiana Global Academy Program (C-GAP). We interviewed him to have some anticipations about it and to talk about the novelties proposed by one the most prestigious musical education institutions.
 
M° Sani, can you tell us how is the Accademia Chigiana born, and how it developed?
Accademia Musicale Chi...

On 29 September Syusy Blady will present at Cremona Musica her new novel “Il paese dei cento violini” (the village of the a hundred violins), written with Giovanni Zucca. The book tells the unbelievable story of Santa Vittoria, a small village in the Po Valley that, thanks to music, overturned the local count. A good opportunity to talk with the famous Italian writer and TV host about the importance of music and traditions today.
 
Read here fo...

Mirkoeilcane, John Jorgenson, Clive Carroll, and Kazuhito Yamashita are just some of the artists that will enliven the most important Italian event devoted to acoustic, classical, and modern guitars, held in Cremona Musica for the third year. From 28 to 30 September the Acoustic Guitar Village is hosting concerts, contests, exhibitions, and master classes, besides the usual exhibition of the main Italian and international guitar luthiers.

A lot ...

The violinist, violist, and conductor Maxim Vengerov, considered one of the most important living musicians, will be guest of Cremona Musica 2018, in two events on Friday 28 September.
At 4 pm, at the Digital Space, he will be the protagonist of this special event, during which he will give a short master class with two young and uprising Italian violinists: Clarissa Bevilacqua and Sara Zeneli.
At 5,30 pm, at the Area Eventi Pavillion 2, he wil...