violin maker-by Hildegard DodelA city in northern Italy especially noted for its elite stringed-instrument makers, such as Guarneri and Stradivari who began crafting there in the 16th century, will get its own museum thanks to a generous grant.

Cremona, a town of unassuming proportions and northern Italian elegance, remains a hub of musical excellence, with around 200 luthiers crafting new violins there.

And now, after years of waiting, Cremona has a showcase worthy of its illustrious heritage. Next Saturday, a new museum featuring some of the most exquisite violins ever made will throw open its doors, as the Museo del Violino.

(READ the story from The Guardian)

Photo: luthier at work, by Hildegard Dodel


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