The finest American violin-making exhibition is back to NYC

Mondomusica New York is back! The largest American violin-making marketplace is returning to New York City in Spring 2016.
After the success of the first two editions, CremonaFiere is preparing a brand new exhibition that will showcase only the best of international violin-making.
The last edition hosted 100 exhibitors from 14 countries, along with 12 seminars and conferences with the participation of big names of the violin industry, such as Sam Zygmuntowicz, Andrew Dipper, Isaac Salchow, Philip J. Kass and Yung Chin.
In addition, CremonaFiere offered a great concert performed by Pavel Berman and Alexander Romanovsky at the Carnegie Hall for the opening of Monfomusica New York.
Stay tuned, more news about Mondomusica New York 2016 are coming soon!

A revolutionary microphone

Professional recordings of a live concert or of a studio session have always been complex operations. They usually require multiple microphones and a careful mixing to give a natural and complete feedback of the performance.
Now things could drastically change, thanks to AudioImmersion. It is a new prototype for a ball-shaped device that simultaneously records live sounds from various sources on separate tracks with a single piece of equipment. AudioImmersion, realized by the Polish company Zylia, is able to save the recordings on a cloud as single tracks and to playback any single track (e.g.: a single instrument of an ensemble) without any editing or mixing work.

Babayan: "The true competition begins at the end of the competition"

The renown pianist and teacher Sergej Babayan, while serving as Jury Member at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, gave an insightful interview about the competitions and the career opportunities for young musicians.
"I think true "competition" begins at the end of the competition. It is in their everyday living that musicians are tested as to whether or not they are a true artist and able to create music which can touch the audience's hearts.”
Read the full interview HERE

Italian export: the success of Italian conductors in US

Last Jan. 5, 2016 The Economist published an interesting article of the success of “Italian export” of top conductors in US.
In fact, Gian Andrea Noseda was recently chosen as Musical Director at the National Opera in Washington, and joins four other Italian conductors who are currently at the head of major orchestras and opera houses in US: Riccardo Muti (Chicago Symphony), Nicola Luisotti at the San Francisco Opera and Corrado Rovaris at the Philadelphia Opera. In addition, Fabio Luisi holds the position of Principal Conductor at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Many other Italian Maestros are frequent guest conductors of top American orchestras, like Daniele Rustioni, Roberto Abbado and Marco Armiliato: according to Armiliato “Italy is experiencing what he calls the Federer Effect: one famous practitioner inspiring lots of younger people to pursue the same path” .

The future of music notation? Handwriting

Writing music with a computer keyboard is today much more common than handwriting. But things could change, thanks to Staffpad, a new music notation software just launched for Windows 10 devices. It takes advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface and other compatible Windows 10 devices. StaffPad recognises the handwritten music and converts it into a beautifully typeset score which you can further edit, playback, print and share. More details HERE




A new instrument has come: the celloridoo

Iranian designer Aidin Ardjomand presented a new instrument that he designed, the Celloridoo. As the name suggests, the instrument is a combination of a bowed instrument resembling a cello and a didgeridoo.
Ardjomandi came up with the idea while studying industrial design in his masters degree in Teheran. The Celloridoo project won the A’Design bronze award.
For more details click HERE

Have you ever played for the cows?? Here's the Happy Cow Concert!

How is the impact of classical music on the milk production?
Last June, Andreas Kern, Roberto Prosseda and Fabrizio Von Arx played for the cows in Cremona, homeland of the greatest violin makers and composers, but also the most important dairy industry in Italy. See what happened at THIS LINK and share it!

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