The market of historical instruments is changing year after year. To orient ourselves in this fascinating world, we interviewed Guy Batifort, director of Viaduct Violins, a company specialized in French quartet instruments and bows, and a recurrent guest of Cremona Musica.
How did you start your company?
I co-founded Viaduct Violins in 1998 with Roger Lanne, a Master violin maker and expert, ex-first assistant to Etienne Vatelot. At that tim...
The idea behind Fareast Violins is to guarantee students and people who are approaching music a cheap instrument to start, that guarantees good quality, also customized. The outcome is a series of instruments that are good for professionals too. We interviewed Monica Pezzini to find out more.
How did your activity start?
Almost by chance, since we got in contact with a great producer of strings in China. Years ago, strings made in Asia were ...
A real journey into the history of the guitar: Cremona Musica is happy to host the third conference "The guitar in the nineteenth century", from 26 to 27 September at the Acoustic Guitar Village Cremona.
A small preview.
22/06/2020The new perfume that smells like violins
The Spanish luthier Abraham Diaz Romero presented during Notte di Luce his new perfume inspired by the smell of Cremonese luthiers, 704 Cremonensis, named after the number that identifies the varnish used for violins.
"It began from an idea of a girl, during an exhibition - Romero explained to La Provincia -. Feeling the scent of our varnishes she said: that's so nice, why aren't you making a perfume? So I started, but since this is not my job, ...
Covid-19 has left a mark on our lives, but after this long-suffering, Cremona is ready to start again, with hope and music.
This is the idea behind "Cremona, notte di luce" (Cremona, the night of lights), the TV show that puts the spotlights on our city and the great music, with guests that has also been protagonists of Cremona Musica, including Alessandro Carbonare, Clarissa Bevilacqua, Roberto Prosseda and many more. CremonaFiere is a partner ...
The luthier Francesco Piasentini spent his time between the School of Engineering and the workbench. A combination of two different worlds that helps him understand the greatness of ancient luthiers and to produce great string instruments himself. Looking forward to meeting him at Cremona Musica 2020, we interviewed him.
How did you start your activity?
One day, in the workshop of a luthier, I saw some pictures showing the making of a violin. I...