Mondomusica and Piano Experience in Cremona: discover the latest annual!
The figures of Cremona Mondomusica and Piano Experience 2015, while confirming the Exhibition as the main marketplace in the world for high quality instruments (247 exhibitors from 24 countries, 95 events, 15,208 visitors from around the world), are not enough to give an idea of the atmosphere among the stands and in the spaces dedicated to these events.
An exciting atmosphere in which many business deals were concluded between the best violin makers and the most qualified worldwide distributors, collectors and musicians, but also an environment full of culture and music, a place where there were some of the leading specialist of the music and sound sector, world renowned musicians and composers, and people recognized worldwide as the best in their field.
We are talking about the most influential people such as the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, the music documentary-maker Bruno Monseingeon, the music critic of the New York Times Corinna Da Fonseca, the first clarinet of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Alessandro Carbonare, one of the leading violinists of the Berliner Philarmoniker Alessandro Cappone, and then again Elio and many others.
The people involved in the scheduled 95 events were more than 300, in addition to the 1,400 musicians who took part in one of the biggest novelties of this year: the “A. Ponchielli” Band Competition, in which 26 bands from all over Italy have taken part in it.
Among the major events hosted this year, we have to mention the guitar making masterclass held by John Monteleone who is considered the modern Stadivarius of guitars, a Master who counts among its best customers Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.
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.
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.