Why create such a rich program?

Because we love it, and because we want to involve a wide and various audience consisting of professional and amateur musicians, instrument and accessories makers, dealers, music publishers, teachers and students, music academies and conservatories, investors, artistic directors of theaters and concert halls: a very nuanced world, with a variety of interests but also a lot of common ground. Cremona Musica is the place where professionalism and passion meet each other to establish new cooperation projects and deliver new business opportunities.

A community as big as world

Cremona Musica is a big Exhibition, but also a renowned meeting point, a precious educational and specialization opportunity and a unique show for the whole community. All the events have been studied and developed together with our artistic advisers to involve both professionals and lovers of the music world. Great Music is for everybody.

Artistic advisor

Roberto Prosseda
Artistic coordinator of Mondomusica and Piano Experience, he is an Italian pianist with a cosmopolitan soul. He is famous for his recordings of unpublished pieces of Felix Mendelssohn. He is one of the most beloved pianists at international level. Among others, he played with Santa Cecilia Academy of Rome, La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alessio Ambrosi
Artistic Coordinator of the Acoustic Guitar village. He is the president of the cultural association Armadillo Club aimed at promoting musical culture and at organizing high-quality live music shows.

Piero Vincenti
Artistic Coordinator of Cremona Winds and President of the Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto – Italian Clarinet Academy, Piero Vincenti played as solo chamber musician and concert performer in Europe, USA, South America and Asia and is Professor of Clarinet at the Conservatory of Cesena.

Salvatore Lombardi
Artistic Coordinator of Cremona Winds and President of the Associazione Flautisti Italiani – Italian Flautists Association, Salvatore Lombardi is also known as “the Italian voice of Flute”. Multifaceted artist, he is concert performer, professor and artistic director of international flute events.

Luciano Del Rio, President of AIARP 
Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers and one of the major piano experts of our times. The Association AIARP is aimed at providing professional training for its members through technical conferences focusing on different aspects of piano tuning and restoration.

Pier Calderan
Journalist and Maker specialized in technology applied to music. He is the author of several specialized issues and makes use of his digital knowledge also in the field of music teaching and planning.

A true international festival

Cremona Musica successfully combines the traditional participation of hundreds exhibitors displaying thousands of products with a true international festival that will attract the Big Names of international music to the “Violin city”, thus enhancing the global visibility of both the Exhibition and its Exhibitors.

Among the events that have already been presented, there will be many piano concerts organized in the form of piano festivals taking place in Piano Experience rooms. Major piano brands exhibiting at the Show will present their own piano recitals and masterclass featuring worldwide popular music stars.

The latest technological innovations for the music world will also play a prominent role, thanks to the Digital Space cured by Pier Calderan with multimedia concerts and shows in which music and technology play together.

2018 edition will also welcome the winners of the 5th edition of the Cremona Musica Awards, one of the most coveted awards in the music sector. Over the past years, many artists have been awarded with this prize, among others: Alfred Brendel, Shlomo Mintz, Michael Nyman and Krzysztof Penderecki.

For the Acoustic Guitar Village, the names of this year’s professors of guitar-making and instrument masterclasses will soon be unveiled, while the participation of many musicians at the competition “New Sounds of Acoustic Music”, at the Italian Bluegrass Meeting and at the “Corde & Voci d’Autore” music show has already been confirmed.

Two outdoor stages will feature many live performances while, indoor, within the Acoustic Guitar Village, there will be many conferences and workshops.

As to Cremona Winds, specific events for this sector will take place this year as well, together with plenty of top-level musical moments starring world famous musicians. New this year will be the introduction of a band festival
involving many national and international concert bands.

Cremona Musica is not only the major Exhibition in the world for high-quality musical instruments – over
17,000 visitors in 2017 – but also and above all a prestigious reference and meeting point for all the branches of the music world putting together business and artistic productions, two sides of the same coin that need to better integrate and support each other.

Furthermore, Cremona Musica will stage the Media Lounge again: a group of 40 international journalists including directors of music magazines, critics of important Italian and international newspapers and representatives of national and international broadcasters who will focus on Cremona Musica events and Exhibitors, thus ensuring the Exhibition a global media coverage.

Cremona Musica thus shapes the best environment possible to create new musical projects, present new products and innovative ideas, develop new opportunities and give an outstanding contribution to music and musicians’ development!

The 2018 events program will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Events Programme 2018: work in progress