Mondomusica NY: the Finest American Exhibition for International Violin Making
The first two editions of Mondomusica New York confirmed that the show is the most important reference point for violin makers in the U.S., and the largest American marketplace for fine instruments.
In 2014, Mondomusica New York gathered over 100 exhibitors from 14 countries and a highly selective audience in attendance. Waiting for the next Mondomusica New York (dates to be announced soon), here are some statements from our exhibitors that prove that Mondomusica New York is the best tool to promote the violin making industry and culture in the U.S.:
"It'sbeen very helpfulto havecollectednewqualified business contacts;we hope thatMondomusicaNew York will continuegrowing even further." (GraceNewman -ConnollyMusic)
"By thesecond dayI had already sold instruments I still have to make." (EdgarRuss)
"Here you can meetnew people;it's oneof the most influentialpromotional toolsof Cremonabrandin the world." (GiorgioGrisales)
"This Exhibition is crucialto enter theU.S. market." (DmitryBadiarov)
"MondomusicaNew York is alsoanimportant training opportunity thanks to itsexcellent programof events." (ChristopheLandon)
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!
Germany, thanks to its great violin-making tradition, has always represented one of the main focus-countries of Mondomusica: in 2014, Cremona Mondomusica hosted 49 exhibitors from Germany and 18% of the total number of foreign visitors came from there.
The presentation in Berlin has been followed by the concert of M° Roberto Prosseda who played the world premiere of two Mendelssohn piano compositions. A huge part of the cultural and artistic German community was there, included musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
On June 6th in Palermo, Sicily, was held the official donation ceremony of stringed instruments that CremonaFiere within the Mondomusica context has given to the children of the project “My School becomes Conservatory.”
A big and important event attended by the Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, who stressed the importance to work as a system in order to spread musical culture among younger generations.
The official donation ceremony of string instruments has ended in which this year CremonaFiere, through “Give Music a Chance”, has shared it with the City and Conservatory of Palermo.
Every violinist knows that the bow is an indispensable tool, and that it requires the same consideration and care that we could give to the violin. Still, not always the bow gets the necessary attention: in particular, his hair needs a special care, not less than the one that we should have for our own hair.
Enfants prodiges have always been present in classical music: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Liszt were astonishing pianists and composers already at 12 year-old, and their artistic growth kept the excellent results of their early age. But it is not always the case. Today we can see several children or teens who can play the piano or the violin with an astonishing technical control, but this does not always bring to a great artistic career. The following article on The Independent looks into this problem and also raises important questions regarding the interaction between a early intense musical practice and the presence (or absence) of true artistic goals and achievements.
Playing a musical score by heart is a very common task for professional concert pianists today. Also from string and wind soloists are usually expected to play by memory when performing the solo part of a concerto with orchestra. Still, learning a score by memory can be a difficult achievement and could increase the stage fright. Since each professional concert performer has to deal with this matter, tips and tricks to improve the memory are always welcome from musicians.