XVII TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLINMAKING COMPETITION ANTONIO STRADIVARI

THE XVII TRIENNIAL ANTONIO STRADIVARI INTERNATIONAL VIOLINMAKING COMPETITION RETURNS TO CREMONA From 6 September to 13 October 2024, the 17th edition of the Antonio Stradivari Triennial International Violin Making Competition will be held in Cremona, celebrating the excellence of contemporary violin-making worldwide since 1976. Inspired by the Classical Cremonese violin-making[…]

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VIOLIN MUSEUM TURNS TEN YEARS OLD

Il Museo del Violino, a partner of Le Dimore del Quartetto in numerous activities supporting talent and enhancing the value of violin making, turns ten and celebrates its tenth anniversary with an extraordinary program of events: from September to December, the concert hall of the Violin Museum will, in fact,[…]

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THE STRING CIRCLE AT MONDOMUSICA 2023

Friday, September 22nd, at 2.30 pm – Cremona Musica, Events Area, Hall 2, Cremona (CR) The String Circle, presents its activities at Mondomusica 2023, the International Fair of High Craft Musical Instruments to be held on September 22nd and 24th in Cremona. The Alinea Quartet,who plays the quartet made by luthier Stefano Conia and[…]

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THE STRING CIRCLE UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF ITALIA PATRIA DELLA BELLEZZA

by Silvia Eccher Just one month after the previous milestone, The String Circle obtains another important recognition, the patronage of Italia Patria della Bellezza.This important milestone is add to the already fundamental contributions of Fondazione Cologni and Michelangelo Foundation and the important collaboration with the Museo del Violino of Cremona. […]

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MICHELANGELO FOUNDATION FOR THE STRING CIRCLE

by Silvia Eccher Less than a year after its official launch, The String Circle, an innovative project devised by Le Dimore del Quartetto in collaboration with the Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, obtains the patronage of the Michelangelo Foundation.  A new important recognition that joins the fundamental[…]

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IL VIOLINO SVELATO

Interview with Stefano Trabucchi by Roberto Messina “Wanting to unravel the ‘mysteries’ of a violin is ancient desire. Not only that: very modern and contemporary.The latest step in this long quest of violin makers, musicians and musicologists is the volume “The Violin Unveiled – History, Techniques and Secrets of Italian[…]

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BOWS, THROUGHOUT HISTORY

By Silvia Eccher  “Il di lei esercizio, e studio principale deve esser l’arco in genere, cosiché ella se ne faccia padrona assoluta a qualunque uso o suonabile, o cantabile” So begins the letter sent in 1760 by Giuseppe Tartini to his pupil Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen. The celebrated composer highlights with[…]

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WOMEN IN LUTHERIE

Women and violin making – once and now By M° Ulrike DedererViolin Maker – Zürich Looking back in history it seems like for centuries violin making was a male craft and art. We find no original labels in violins bearing a female name well into the 20th century. But is[…]

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THE FIRST MASTER LUTHIERS OF THE NETWORK

Thank you to the first eleven Master Luthiers that have joined The String Circle, the first netwrok enhancing the high-quality lutherie and supporting the career of young musiciand in a circular economy. DISCOVER MORE Luca Baratto (Cremona, Italy): In 2001 Luca left the famous Prosecco Hills of Valdobbiadene to follow[…]

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