Discovering Cremonese Instrument Making at the Royal Academy of Music

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Barbara Meyer, Curator of Instruments at the Royal Academy of Music, will explore the construction and fascinating history of stringed instruments in the context of the renowned instrument collection of the Royal Academy of music.

Barbara will focus specifically on the violin and the famous classical instrument-making community which thrived in Cremona, Italy, between 1550 and 1750. During this period, a handful of highly skilled families, amongst them the Amatis, Guarneris, Rugeris and Stradivaris, created an array of mainly bowed string instruments. Their designs, materials and methods have set the precedent for subsequent instrument makers and still offer reference and inspiration to the current generation of luthiers.

The talk will be supported by images, photos and a demonstrations of both baroque and modern styles of playing by an Academy student.

Musical instrument making


6 October 2020, 14:00 - 15:00


Royal Academy of Music Museum

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