New Basis Saves Workshop of Stradivari

(Picture courtesy: Fabrizio von Arx’s Fb)


One of the well-known luthiers of all time, Antonio Stradivari’s title has been synonymous with high quality and perfection. Many main musicians of at the moment play an instrument by Stradivari: Maxim Vengerov‘s 1727 “Kreutzer,” James Ehnes‘ 1715 “Marsick,” Janine Jansen‘s 1715 “Rode, Duke of Cambridge,” and many others.

Positioned in Cremona, Italy, the final home and workshop the place Stradivari lived and constructed devices in was in want of renovation. Fabrizio von Arx launched the Casa Stradivari Basis with the intent of renovating the home, reopening it as a web site of violin historical past and cultural heritage.

Von Arx’s first inspiration for the undertaking got here in 2020, when he celebrated the three hundredth birthday of his personal Stradivari violin, named “The Angel.” He traveled from Geneva to Cremona, educating the general public on the historical past of his violin, in addition to taking part in it within the Museo del Violino and the workshop of Stradivari — by which the instrument was first created 300 years in the past. This journey culminated within the documentary “For the subsequent 300 years.”

After seeing the home, Von Arx created the Casa Stradivari basis with Antonio Gambardella and Stefania Soldi. The trio goals to utterly renovate the three-story home by November 2022. The projected completion will embrace an exhibition area, a library, a music room, a convention room, and an area for viewing and listening to classical music. Moreover, the terrace on the third flooring will enable guests to look at the place Stradivari as soon as dried his violins after making use of his distinctive coats of varnish.



Von Arx, who serves as creative director of the inspiration, commented: “It’s a nice emotion to revive Casa Stradivari, but in addition an immense accountability. This home will likely be wealthy in concepts and inspiration for younger musicians.”

Underneath the Casa Stradivari model, the founding trio goals to current Stradivari’s musical imaginative and prescient to worldwide audiences within the type of documentary movies, live shows, and conferences — in addition to reaching new audiences via the music carried out on a Stradivari instrument.


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