Violin Museum of Stradivari
We are also happy to inform you that on Saturday November 8th there will be the great opportunity to visit the world known violin museum of Stradivari. Small group will also have the chance to visit a workshop of a luthier in Cremona. At the conference site you will find all the details and the instructions for the visit.
Cremona lutherie reached its peak in the history of the violin
around mid of the 16th century, thanks to the skilled art of
master luthier, Andrea Amati. At first a mere builder of lutes,
Amati moved on to violins, introducing their production in
Cremona and establishing the stylistic foundations of the
instrument. Stradivari, Bergonzi, Guarneri and Ruggeri were just
some of the violin maker households who created a unique
production over 300 years. Antonio Stradivari, perhaps the most
famous of all luthiers in Cremona, rose to a domineering role in
1680 in the production of luxury instruments. His violins became
synonymous of perfection and their features a shared standard of
lute-making, so much that they influenced the artistic
development of nearly all violin makers.