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!

Mondomusica and Piano Experience have been presented in Berlin with a special event at the Mendelssohn Remise

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.


“Give a Music Chance” in Palermo: great enthusiasm and attendance at the donation ceremony where 13 string instruments and music educational materials were donated

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.

The importance of bow hair care

Bow hair care
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. 

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