Cremona, ITALY & New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
CremonaFiere S.p.A. (CremonaFiere), the Italian organizer of numerous industry leading trade fairs and of Mondomusica—since 2001 the world’s most prestigious annual exhibit of handcrafted musical instruments— announced today the launch of the first edition of MondomusicaNewYork.
MondomusicaNewYork will be an exhibit specifically conceived for the U.S. audience and market and that mirrors the world’s prominent Mondomusica event, which every year takes place in Cremona, Italy, the birthplace of violin making tradition. The event attracts string instrument experts, dealers, amateur and professional musicians, music schools and students, collectors, investors, as well as music enthusiasts from around the globe. The first edition of MondomusicaNewYork will be held March 15-17, 2013 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City’s Chelsea area.
Antonio Piva, CremonaFiere Chairman, explained that Mondomusica exceptional and consistent success has led this event to be recognized worldwide as a unique and prestigious setting where art, string instrument-making tradition, culture and business successfully converge and blend. After conducting extensive research on the impressive growth of the U.S. market both in terms of quality output and volume, CremonaFiere decided it was time to create an event designed exclusively for the American market.
“We’re delighted to announce the launch MondomusicaNewYork. We conceived this initiative as the premier cultural and commercial string instruments event for the world’s most important marketplace—the U.S.,” Piva stated.
“MondomusicaNewYork seeks to establish a bridge between Cremona, the violin making historical capital, and New York, the capital of the business world," – added Massimo Bianchedi, CremonaFiere Chief Executive Officer. “The exhibit also plans to become the annual event of reference for the U.S. musical instruments industry and the gathering point for leading string instrument makers, amateur and professional musicians, music schools and students, collectors, investors, music enthusiasts and instrument dealers.”
The March 2013 event will showcase the finest American and overseas violin-makers to an anticipated audience of thousands of professional musicians, fine instrument dealers, luthiers and string instrument makers, universities and music school students, members of musical associations, unions and guild, as well as art and music appraisers and collectors.
MondomusicaNewYork will also feature a rich program of special events designed to give the American public a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate some of the international music and violin-making excellence, as well as attend great performances by both famed world musicians and up-and-coming young talents. These will include:
The signature exhibit at MondomusicaNewYork will feature a selection of rare violins belonging to the City of Cremona, numerous Stradivari’s designs and molds, as well as a never-before-displayed selection of letters between the celebrated Italian composer Giacomo Puccini and musical amateur Riccardo Schnabl-Rossi (1872-1955), property of the Milan Conservatory.
“In addition to a line-up of celebrated instrument makers and personalities from the world of music, we want to offer to the American public something unique to view and remember,” Piva added. “This is the first time that irreplaceable pieces like violins from the Cremona collection, Stradivari designs and molds, and Puccini’s letters are allowed to leave the Italian soil to be displayed in America.”
MondomusicaNewYork has received enthusiastic support from the Violin Society of America (VSA), the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs and the Milan Conservatory.
Additional information, including location, calendar of events, and how to secure an exhibit booth can be found at