After a career spent teaching music, Pal Molnar started repairing violins as a retirement hobby, but in few years he invented a revolutionary adjustable sound post in carbon fiber, that is attracting many luthiers and musicians. While he is preparing to Cremona Musica 2018, Pal Molnar told us all wanted to know about Anima Nova:

Anima Nova is an innovative carbon fibre sound post for string instruments. How did you start to conceive and develop ...

What makes music emblematic of war?

Stradivari’s distinctive sound may be down to a bath

A chess set made of antique piano parts. 

American soprano Jessye Norman has won the prestigious Glenn Gould Prize!


Watch the "5 Browns" play Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at the Steinway & Sons factory.

Three centuries of history of the Italian piano will amaze Beijing during two weeks of exhibitions, recitals and conferences dedicated to one of the key instruments of great music, invented in Italy at the end of the XVII century. Between 17 May and 3 June the “Italian Piano Experience” will recall the evolution of keyboard instruments with an exhibition of historical models, and a festival will bring together some of the greatest Italian musicia...

BREAKING | The 6 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy

In one week, (re)discover Elgar’s Cello Concerto, performed by Daniel Müller-Schott Official Site and the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Sladkovsky - conductor:

Jacqueline du Pré and the Elgar Cello Concerto:é

One of the protagonists of Mina’s latest record, Maeba, is a Steinway custom piano built just for Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, even if the famous Italian pianist never used it.
The story of this piano is curious. Benedetti Michelangeli asked the American firm for a custom piano with some specifics, like a different length and a particular wood. The piano was built inside the abandoned church of San Paolo Converso, where the pianist used to rec...

Every musician needs to know this.

Massimo Negroni decided he would become a luthier after observing the instruments in the theaters where his father used to work. Now he has his workshop in Cremona, where he works with his son. The instruments of Negroni, who is a regular guest of Cremona Musica, are in pure Cremona-style, and follow a tradition that he consider irreplaceable, after years of research on new models. In this interview he told us something more about his work.

VC 20 QUESTIONS | The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John – at The Crypt Sessions in New York City | We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions – to help gain some fascinating insight into the lady behind the legend

Get in the spirit and help celebrate International Guitar Month with all of us here at Acoustic Guitar. We've pulled together some of our favorite song lessons from around the globe and hope you'll join in and play one or a few.