Cremona Musica 2018: a true international festival

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 […]

The best apps for classical musicians

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”, […]

The Accordion Show was born! A new area dedicated to accordions, with concerts, masterclasses and exhibitions

One of the novelties of  Cremona Musica 2018 in the Accordion Show, a new hall 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 […]

Cremona Musica flies to Madrid to enhance its International offer

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 […]

A Century of Italian Music is now online for free:

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 was created to promote this […]

Steven Isserlis’ inspiring suggestions to young musicians

The great British cellist Steven Isserlis published a very personal and involving post on his Facebook page, addressed to young musicians, talking about career and how to build a successful and happy life: “everybody will suffer setbacks at some time or another in their career; and sometimes it’s the best thing that can happen to […]

Daniel Barenboim becomes a cartoon to teach kids to love classical music

Daniel Barenboim will star in “Max & Maestro”, a new International animated TV series created to make kids interested in classical music. The plot deals with Max, a young boy who, while looking for his ball, casually meets Maestro and hears him playing piano. From then Max dreams of becoming a pianist, and Maestro, who […]

How Soundreef defeated SIAE monopoly

On the 16th of January “SIAE monopoly definitively collapsed,” said Davide D’Atri, CEO and co-funder of the London based copyright management startup Soundreef. Soundreef can finally legally work in Italy, after the deal they has reached with the nonprofit organization LEA (Free Publisher Authors). The British startup had been fighting SIAE monopoly on copyright since […]

Musicians should not fear failure. Now a museum even celebrate it.

Musicians and artists may see failure as a constant fear. Those who have a creative job inevitably meet failure, sooner or later. The main problem is not to fail, but the understanding of failure most of our cultures have: a source of shame, delusion and sometimes depression. A misconception that discourage many people from pursuing […]