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.
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.
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.