Foundation

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.

Statute – italian and English (pdf)

 

 

Organization

Presidente/President: Gianluca Galimberti

Presidente Onorario/Honorary President: Giovanni Arvedi

Vicepresidente/Vice-President: Roberto Zanchi

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
Roberto Zanchi 
Paolo Bodini
Mario Caldonazzo
Paolo Salvelli

Assemblea dei Soci / Founders Committee
Gianluca Galimberti, Presidente/ President
Giovanni Arvedi
, Presidente onorario / Honorary President
Roberto Zanchi, Vicepresidente / Vice-President
Federica Bartolini
Paolo Bodini
Umberto Cabini
Mario Caldonazzo
Massimo Dester
Andrew Saba
Paolo Salvelli
Alessandro Tantardini
Luigi Vinci

Consulta dei Soci Sostenitori/ Supporters Comitee
Massimo Dester, rappresentante in Assemblea 
Rossano Bonetti
Marco Cavalli
Cesare Macconi
Rodolfo Manenti
Filippo Mondini
Giovanni Ripa
Daniele Quinto

 

COMITATO SCIENTIFICO MUSEO DEL VIOLINO / SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
dott.ssa Virginia VillaDirettore Generale della Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari
m.o Fausto CacciatoriConservatore delle Collezioni del Museo del Violino
prof. Marco Malagodi, Responsabile del Laboratorio Arvedi di diagnostica non invasiva (CSRIC) – Università di Pavia
prof. Augusto Sarti, Responsabile del Music Acoustics Lab – Politecnico di Milano
prof.ssa Angela RomagnoliPresidente del Corso di Laurea in Conservazione e restauro dei beni culturali – Università di Pavia
prof. Curzio MerloResponsabile del Laboratorio di Diagnostica applicata ai beni culturali di Cr.Forma
m.o Bruce CarlsonLiutaio restauratore

Collegio dei Revisori
Maria Giovanna Germanà Ballarino
Andrea Borghi
Andrea Gamba