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The “Antonio Stradivari” International Competition offers four indivisible purchase prizes:

–  for the best violin: gold medal, honours certificate, and purchase of the instrument by the Stradivari Foundation for € 16,000.00

–  for the best viola: gold medal, honours certificate, and purchase of the instrument by the Stradivari Foundation for € 16,000.00

–  for the best violoncello: gold medal, honours certificate, and purchase of the instrument by the Stradivari Foundation for € 24,000.00

–  for the best double bass: gold medal, honours certificate, and purchase of the instrument by the Stradivari Foundation for € 24,000.00

To this effect, please note that the purchase prizes are inclusive of VAT according to European tax laws and inclusive of Customs duties for non-EU countries.

Four silver medals and a prize of € 2,000.00 each for those classified second in each of the four categories (violin, viola, violoncello, double bass);

Four bronze medals and a prize of € 1,000.00 each for those classified third in each of the four categories (violin, viola, violoncello, double bass);

The Jury could award certificates with honourable mention to finalists in each of the four categories (violin, viola, cello, double bass).

–  The Municipality of Cremona will award the “Simone Fernando Sacconi” prize, consisting of a gold medal, to the contestant under 30 years of age on 31/12/2015 who, according to the irrevocable decision of the jury, is considered the most deserving;

–  The “Walter Stauffer” Centre of Musicology will award a gold medal to the contestant who has presented the best instrument from an acoustic point of view;

–  “Pierangelo Balzarini” award (private): gold medal to the Cremonese maker who has reached the highest score in one of the four categories for artistic/constructional qualities;

–  “Sabino Preti” award (offered by Confartigianato Imprese – Associazione Artigiani) Cremona): silver plaque to the best classified Cremonese maker under 30 years of age on 31/12/2015;

–  A.L.I. award (offered by Associazione Liutaria Italiana): silver plaque to be given to an Italian maker not classified among the first three of any category, for an instrument with peculiar personality within the Italian tradition and culture;

–  “Prize “Cremona Mondomusica” (offered by CremonaFiere) consisting of a stand in Cremona Mondomusica 2016 for each of the gold medals winners.

All contestants admitted to the competition will receive a certificate of participation. A complete catalogue of the instruments admitted will be published by the Organization. The instruments which win their respective categories in the “Antonio Stradivari” Triennial Competition are put on permanent display to the public in the specific collection on the premises of the Fondazione Museo del Violino “Antonio Stradivari” in Cremona, and may, at the discretion of the Foundation, be temporarily entrusted to musicians for closer appreciation.