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411, 2020

Stradiversity…but all together!

4 November 2020|Senza categoria|

On October 24th the “friends of Stradivari” annual meeting took place in the bautiful Aditorium Giovanni Arvedi.

Thanks to our “friends” support, over the past few years we were able to promote an incredible “hospitaity” project. Within this project we have organized exhibitions in our museum with rare instruments belonging to the Cremonese classical school, from all around the world. We also had exhibitions abroad (in Russia, USA…) with our instruments.

This year it was possible to attend to the event both in person and online, in order to include as many friends as possible, that due to the global health situation […]

909, 2020

A new violin at the Museo del Violino:Amaryllis Fleming, Girolamo Amati 1600c.

9 September 2020|Senza categoria|

On Saturday, September 5th , a new masterpiece has arrived at the Museo del Violino, Cremona.
In fact since last Saturday the five-stringed cello  Amaryllis Fleming, made by Girolamo Amati approximately in 1600. As you can gess from its name, it used to belong to Amaryllis Fleming, famous musician and English teacher, half-sister of James Bond author, Ian Fleming.
In the Fifties Fleming she studied Baroque Musique performance practice: she frequently played Bach’s Sixth Cello Suite on this cello. On Saturday, Octber 10th, at 12, in the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi it will be played by the Dutch musician Jobine Siekman.
This instrument has the typical features of the instruments […]

1812, 2019

Violin beyond borders: Stradivari in Rijeka, Kresnik and Cremona

18 December 2019|Senza categoria|

The exhibition “Violin beyond borders: Stradivari in Rijeka- Kresnik and Cremona”, was opened on December 6th 2019 at the Maritime and History museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, that promoted the exhibition in collaboration with the Museo del Violino, Cremona.

Starting from Franjo Kresnik, who lived both in Rijeka (Fiume) and Cremona, this exhibition focuses on the creative work and the search of this citizen of the world, whose 150° birth’s anniversary is observed this year,  and also remembers the years that preceded the opening of the Violin making school of Cremona and the Stradivarian celebrations […]

2111, 2019

A Guarneri violin at the Scala theatre: Premio Internazionale LOMBARDIA È RICERCA- giornata della ricerca in memoria di Umberto Veronesi- III edizione

21 November 2019|Senza categoria|

A Guarneri violin at the Scala theatre: Premio Internazionale LOMBARDIA È RICERCA- giornata della ricerca in memoria di Umberto Veronesi- III edizione

Once again one of our violins took part in the ceremony of Premio Internazionale LOMBARDIA É RICERCA (International Prize- Lombardy is research)- Research Day dedicated to the memory of Oncologist Umberto Veronesi, promoted by the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi and Regione Lombardia, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milano, November 8 2019. The prize was given to Doctor Guido Kroemer. The Jury awarded the first prize to his discovery of the […]

1211, 2019

Mexico: “Los Violines de Cremona: Stradivari, el Barroco y más allá “

12 November 2019|Senza categoria|

“Los Violines de Cremona: Stradivari, el Barroco y más allá ” exhibition in Puebla (Mexico) about the history of the Cremonese violinmaking tradition, organized by the Museo del Violino, was recently closed. The exhibition was opened at the beginning of last June in the extraordinary Museo Internacional del Barroco, a masterpiece by the famous architect Toyo Ito, opened in 2016 in Puebla, the capital of the state of the Mexican state of Puebla, a town founded by the Spanish in 1600, that now has 1.5 million inhabitants and wants to be the cultural capital of Mexico.

A delegation from Cremona – […]

1010, 2019

Reunion in Cremona. September 21st 2019-October 18th 2020

10 October 2019|Senza categoria|

Eight extraordinary instruments by the greatest violinmakers of the past and one special  bow attributed to Antonio Stradivari are on display at the Museo del Violino within the exhibition “Reunion in Cremona”. These masterpieces arrived at the Museo del Violino from the National Music Museum of Vermillion, South Dakota that will be renovated this year. The Museum chose Cremona, birthplace of these incredible instruemnts , to house them until the renovation work are done. 

The National Music Museum is the home of more than pieces and this is why they decided to renovate the museum and add to it a […]

907, 2019

New exhibition “Los violines de Cremona”

9 July 2019|Senza categoria|

On June 3 2019 in Puebla (Mexico) at the Museo Internacional del Barroco, was opened the exhibition “Los Violines de Cremona: Stradivari, el barroco y más allá”, by the Museo del Violino. The opening ceremony started with a performance on the famous violin “Marquis de Riviere” made by Antonio Stradivari in 1718, that arrived in Puebla thank within the “friends of Stradivari” network project.

The exhibition includes photos and videos of the town and of the Museum, is composed as well as 14 instruments that tell the history of Cremona and the five centuries of the Cremonese violinmaking tradition, of Andrea […]

1403, 2019

two friends of Stradivari “on tour”-March 16

14 March 2019|Senza categoria|

A delegation from the town of  Füssen, member of the friends of Stradivari network, will be in Cremona soon.The presentation of the book, translated from German to Italian and English, La liuteria di Füssen – Un’eredità per l’Europa (Füssen lute and violin making – A European Legacy), Friederich Hofmeister Musikverlag will take place in the Town Hall. Cremona and the town of Füssen, member of the “friends of Stradivari” network, last year became twin towns. This agreement has also the aim of working together on common projects since the two towns are so close because of their history and tradition. The […]

2802, 2019

A new arrival: the violin “Spagnoletti” 1734

28 February 2019|Senza categoria|

This violin, made by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù in 1734 is the only one named after a famous Cremonese violinist, Paolo Diana Spagnoletti and since February, Saturday 23 has been on display in the room number 9 of the Museo del Violino. The owner is a member of the friends of Stradivari network, Elliot Golub, and for the arrival of this special instrument a lot of friends of Stradivari decided to take part to this special preview on February, Friday 22, organized by the network for the members. We are glad that many members attended the event. During the evening, […]

2811, 2018

Tokyo Stradivarius festival en

28 November 2018|Senza categoria|


From October 9 to October 15, the TOKYO STRADIVARIUS FESTIVAL 2018 took place in Tokyo. The festival was organized in collaboration with the Museo del Violino and 21 Antonio Stradivari instruments were on display.

In Tokyo were displayed some important artifacts from Antonio Stradivari workshop from the Museo del Violino and two instruments that are usually dispalyed in the Museo within the friends of Stradivari project: the decorated violin Andrea Amati “Carlo IX” 1566 and the guitar Antonio Stradivari “Sabionari” 1679, that was played in a concert on October 13.

The members of the delegation from Cremona were: Paolo Bodini (President friends […]