Mondomusica NY: the Finest American Exhibition for International Violin Making is Returning to New York April 28-30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the third annual Mondomusica New York will be back in New York on April 28-30 2016! Mondomusica New York is looking forward to returning to NYC to promote the very finest in contemporary violin making to the US market.
This year Mondomusica New York gathered over 100 exhibitors from 14 countries and a highly selective audience in attendance.
The exhibitors of Mondomusica New York 2014 confirmed that Mondomusica New York is the best tool to promote the violin making industry and culture in the U.S.:
"It's been very helpful to have collected new qualified business contacts; we hope that Mondomusica New York will continue growing even further."
(Grace Newman - Connolly Music)
"By the second day I had already sold instruments I still have to make."
(Edgar Russ)

"Here you can meet new people; it's one of the most influential promotional tools of Cremona brand in the world."
(Giorgio Grisales)

"This Exhibition is crucial to enter the U.S. market."
(Dmitry Badiarov)

"Mondomusica New York is also an important training opportunity thanks to its excellent program of events."
(Christophe Landon)

Mini Maestros!

A very interesting experiment about music teaching has been done in Stockholm in the Klara pre school, with the support of Folksam company. The project, called “Mini Maestro” was led by the Swedish conductor and oboist Jan Risberg, who taught a piano piece by Eric Satie, the Gymnopedie n. 1, to 15 children aged between 2 and 5.

Phenomenology of the encore. Zachary Woolfe’s analysis

The French world “encore” simply mean “again” and commonly indicates a short piece to be performed at the end of a concert. This is an ancient tradition, as we can found the first written description of an encore on “The Spectator” newspaper in 1712. Today, the encore is a very important part of a concert, even if not included in the official program. Just because thanks to its surprising element, it gives a particular excitement and enjoyment to the performance.
The music critic Zachary Woolfe offers an interesting analysis of the different types of encores and of the several meanings and senses that the encore can have in todays concert life; you can read the full article HERE

10 things that we should change in classical concerts

Swiss conductor Baldur Brönniman listed ten suggestions to improve the classical music listening experience. A very surprising list of tips, breaking some very strong traditions. If the audience could use their mobile phones during the concerts and clap between the movements, we would have a better music sharing, says Baldur. You can find the full article, from his personal blog following THIS LINK

A rediscovered contralto viola by Girolamo Amati

The October 2014 issue of The Strad Magazine, reports on the investigation into a recently rediscovered contralto viola by Girolamo Amati. The study involved CT scanning, macro photography and 3D imaging. At the following link it is possible to watch an impressive video with a 360-degree rendering of the viola’s interior, made by Violinforensic, using scans taken at the Vienna Micro-CT Lab. 
To view the video, just follow THIS LINK

Report from Cremona Mondomusica 2014

Cremona Mondomusica and the Piano Experience are going in the right direction: Music 2.0 Area and the Acoustic Guitar Village - the 2014 novelties - were successful and characterized by intense internationalization activities.
  • The rich and extensive program of events (a record calendar with 90 events in 3 days) attracted a new audience of Italian and international potential buyers.
  • Over 300 artists and renowned representatives of the international music world took part in the exhibition with their performances and direct testimonies: from Nyman and Brendel to the artistic directors of some of the most important European orchestras (London Philarmonic, Bergen Philarmonic, European Festival Association, Piano City…)
  • The guitar makes a wonderful debut: an explosive “village” with 42 performances and seminars during three days of non-stop activities that brought to Cremona the six strings community.
  • Mondomusica confirms as the most International exhibition of the Italian trade fair system: 63% of exhibitors coming from abroad (28 represented countries).

Videos now available!

In the Video Gallery of this website are now available the videos filmed during Mondomusica New York 2014: a general overview on the show and the interviews with the exhibitors and the speakers. 
More, on Mondomusica New York's Facebook page is now available a photo album with many pictures...enjoy!

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