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The 24 opening live-round candidates have today been announced for the 15th Primrose International Viola Competition – to be held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles from the 10th to the 16th of June, 2018

LE NEWS DI OGGI 01/03/2018:
- FOGGIA: Prosegue la IV edizione di Musica felix con "Nomadism";
- VARESE: “Corso Direttori”, docente Giuseppe Reggiori - Coro Laboratorio Coro da camera Sine nomine città di Varese;
- Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica: «Il Flauto Magico» e il concerto dell'Accademia Hermans alla Basilica di San Pietro.

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VC LIVE | We’re coming to you live from Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center this evening for the New York recital debut of 23 year old double bass virtuoso Xavier Foley | Presented by Young Concert Artists, tonight’s program with pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin features Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Johannes Matthias Sperger’s Sonata in B Minor, Franck’s Sonata in A Major - and two original works by the soloist: ’Irish Fantasy’ and ‘The...

Live orchestras are one of the best way to make good movies amazing. Recently many important concert halls decided to schedule the screenings of films with illustrious musicians playing the soundtrack live, like it used to be in the silent film era. As people are enjoying this new trend, BBC Music Magazine made a list of the best 42 screening already scheduled in the UK. The list includes some of the most popular movies (such as 2001: a Space Ody...

Start your week with music genius Mstislav Rostropovich in Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, unique!
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One of the novelties of Cremona Musica 2018 in the Accordion Show, a new area dedicated to accordions, in addition to the traditional halls dedicated to luthiers (Mondomusica), pianos (Piano Experience), wind instruments (Cremona Winds) and guitars (Acoustic Guitar Village).
The Accordion Show's program includes non-stop concerts and demo-exhibitions and a space for conferences and masterclasses. It will also host a historical instruments exhibi...

In the 2018 edition Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, the most important Fair for top-range musical instruments, will launch several new projects, starting from some increasingly high-quality events.
In the edition taking place between 28 and 30 September 2018, Cremona Musica will combine the usual presence of hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of musical products with the organization of a true music festival, which will ...

In its latest issue Gramophone published a list of the most interesting apps for musicians, from streaming to score-reading.
Besides the streaming services covering all genres, such as Spotify or Apple Music, the magazine recommends two specific classical music apps: Idagio and Primephonic. One of the most interesting features of Idagio is a “mood wheel”, that enables the user to select the kind of music he wants to listen to.
The magazine also...

Traditional Chinese music has ancient roots. Some of these instruments, including the zither-like guzheng and the lute-like pipa, have been around for over 2,000 years. Learn a little more about their modern-day incarnations.

Alessio Ambrosi is the artistic coordinator for the Acoustic Guitar Village at Cremona Musica. Here he talks about the Acoustic Guitar Village, offering a very interesting view of the guitar world, from an insider’s point of view.
What is the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona Musica?
The Acoustic Guitar Village was formerly held in the Firmafede Fortress in Sarzana, where it had grown and consolidated. It then needed greater international expos...

This inventive mashup from violinist Charlie Siem will have you longing to hear Romantic concertos late into the night.

A new documentary about the Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, “Itzhak”, is set to be released next month.
The movie, directed by Alison Chernick, is not just a biography of the world-renowned violinist, but it is more like an “impressionist portrait”; for this reason, some critics believe it will be appreciated more by Perlman’s fans than by those who are looking for further information about his life.

In any case, the documentary coll...

Yamaha has released a video showing the famous dancer Kaiji Moriyama accompanied by a piano that translated his movement into music, thanks to AI and the Yamaha Disklavier Enspire piano.
The performance was held in Tokyo, at the end of November, in an event entitled "Mai Hi Ten Yu", that was organized with the cooperation of the Tokyo University of Arts in order to present this new astonishing technology.
Using a system based on four kinds of s...

Cremona Musica has always looked to International markets in order to enhance its offer and maintain the high standard of the event, whose next edition is taking place between 28 and 30 of September 2018.
For this reason last week a delegation of Cremona Musica went to Spain, a country with a great tradition of guitar makers, to meet two associations that encompass some of the most important local luthiers: AELAP (Asociación Española de Luthiers...

200.000 Italian songs released between 1900 and 2000 are now online for free, together with one hundred thematic playlists and further information in eight different languages. An “encyclopedia” dedicated to all enthusiasts of Italian music, who will be able to find their favorite songs and artists. The new website canzoneitaliana.it was created to promote this vital part of Italian culture. It is a precious resource especially for those looking ...