Foundation

Mission

Since 1976, the Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari – formerly the Ente Triennale – has been protecting and promoting the value of classic and contemporary violin making in Cremona, through competitions, exhibitions, conferences, publications, congresses and concerts. The unique capacity to make bowed string instruments of refined workmanship is at the heart of the city’s identity. An identity that has followed the tradition of fine artisanal excellence, dating back to the late Renaissance and early centuries of the modern age, and reached us today intact. The constant engagement with research and the rediscovery of the great craftsmen of the past and their work is translated into the management and organization of the Museo del Violino at an everyday level and, every year in the autumn, into the preparation of exhibitions of historical violin making able to catalyse international attention thanks to their scientific importance and new content. The heirs of the great maestros are the artisans of today. Since 1976, the foundation has organized the “Antonio Stradivari” International Triennial Competition, often known as the Olympics of Violin Making, a prestigious opportunity for the world’s best instrument makers to compare their work. Since 2009, the foundation has also promoted the “friends of Stradivari” project, an international network linking all those who own, study, use or simply love instruments from Cremona’s classic violin-making tradition.

Founders

Contributing members

Organization

Presidente/President: Gianluca Galimberti

Presidente Onorario/Honorary President: Giovanni Arvedi

Vicepresidente/Vice-President: Paolo Salvelli

Presidente “Friends of Stradivari” / President of “friends of Stradivari” : Paolo Bodini

Direttore Generale/General Manager: Virginia Villa

Consiglio di Amministrazione / Board of Advisors:
Gianluca Galimberti
Paolo Salvelli
Paolo Bodini
Luigi Vinci
Roberto Zanchi


Assemblea dei Soci / Founders Comitee
Gianluca Galimberti, Presidente
Giovanni Arvedi
, Presidente onorario
Paolo Salvelli
, Vicepresidente
Paolo Bodini
Stefano Bolis
Manuela Bonetti
Rossano Bonetti
Alessandro Tantardini
Luigi Vinci
Roberto Zanchi


COMITATO SCIENTIFICO MUSEO DEL VIOLINO / SCIENTIFIC COMITEE
prof. Renato Meucci, Presidente del Comitato scientifico
dott.ssa Virginia Villa, Direttore Generale della Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari
m.o Andrea Mosconi, Conservatore emerito del Museo del Violino
m.o Fausto Cacciatori, , Conservatore dei beni liutari del Museo del Violino
dott. Paolo Bodini, Direttore delegato per la liuteria del Museo del Violino e Presidente friends of Stradivari
prof. Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, Curatore del Museo del Royal College of Music
dott.ssa Maurizia Quaglia, Dirigente del Sistema museale del Comune di Cremona
prof. Marco Malagodi, Responsabile del Laboratorio Arvedi di indagini diagnostiche non invasive presso MdV
prof. Augusto Sarti, Responsabile del Laboratorio di acustica musicale presso MdV
prof.ssa Fulvia Caruso, Rappresentante del Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni culturali – Università degli Studi di Pavia
m.o Giorgio Scolari, Rappresentante dell’I.I.S. Antonio Stradivari - Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria Cremona
m.o Stefano Trabucchi e m.o Francesco Toto, Maestri liutai della Camera di Commercio di Cremona
m.o Gregg Alf e m.o Zheng Quan, Maestri liutai internazionali
dott.ssa Paola Carlomagno, Segreteria scientifica del Museo del Violino

Collegio dei Revisori
Maria Giovanna Germanà Ballarino
Andrea Borghi
Andrea Gamba