Trabucchi: Technology? The luthier’s hand is irreplaceable

For more than 25 years the luthier Stefano Trabucchi has worked in his workshop in the heart of Cremona, inspired by Stradivari’s tradition. We interviewed him to talk about the importance of living in Cremona and of taking part in Cremona Musica, where Trabucchi is a regular fixture, as well as the role of technology […]

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 […]

AI enabled a dancer to play a piano by his movements

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 […]

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: www.canzoneitaliana.it

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 […]

Italian artist covers twenty violins from Cremona with gold and gems

Twenty violins were turned into new artworks by Daniele Dondè in his latest exhibition, as the Italian artist covered the instruments made-in-Cremona with gold and precious stones. The exhibition, named “Violini e l’arte Stradivari Rock”, is hosted by the Hotel Royal, in Sanremo, between 8 and 11 February, at the same time as the most […]

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 […]