Academia Cremonensis

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE

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The Academy

Academia Cremonensis is an international academy of violin-making and bow-making located in the eighteenth century noble palace Mina-Bolzesi, built in an unique position in the centre of Cremona.

This exceptionally building and its exclusive rooms inspires the students and teachers in their daily work and education. The Academia holds a strong position in the cultural life of the city and it is an important meeting point.

Classroom teaching is supported by the highest quality materials and complete equipment selected and developed by the Academia Cremonensis, so every student will experience the access to a professional work environment. They also have knowledge of the cultural and social context of violin making, taking their professional responsibilities seriously.

Most of the lesson hours are individual and take place in each student’s workbench, in support of those practices we provide focused and collective theory lessons.

The Academia supports and promotes an independent and responsible personal and professional growth, thanks to the original working method based on values ​​and inspirations.

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Educational Offer

A path that allows you to know the basic notions of violin making, from the choice of the wood, the choice of the correct tools for all the phases of construction, to how to build a violin, viola or cello.

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This master is the only one that allows you to choose 4 different specializations:

  • MASTER IN TRADITIONAL CREMONESE VIOLINMAKING
  • MASTER IN COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN VIOLINMAKING
  • MASTER IN DESIGN AND INNOVATIVE VIOLINMAKING
  • MASTER IN VIOLIN BUSINESS FOUNDATIONAL AND PLACEMENT

 

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For over 30 years in Cremona, the Maestros of Academia Cremonensis have been devoted to the study of violinmaking and its markets.

A new violinmaking Academy for global generation

 

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Courses

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One of the delights of slow violin-making is the experiences in between. The unexpected and unplanned, the strange and sometimes wonderful feelings you end up in discovering the unique and surprising in each piece of wood.
Luca Maria Gallo
Teacher
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The modern violin maker must be trained in such a way as to reach a perfect level of creative dexterity, so as to elevate his work beyond the reference of the senses.

Nicholas Gamberini
Managing director/ Teacher
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The close interaction between Masters and apprentices is fundamental to the learning of the secrets of these Arts whose incomparable Masters: Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati brought international renown to Cremona.
Academia Cremonensis

Team

Giovanni Colonna
Founder/ Board Chair
Nicholas Gamberini
Managing Director
Luca Maria Gallo
Taster course and Certificate course Teacher
Liu Zhao Yang
Certificate course and Master Teacher
Anqi Ni
Foundational Course Teacher
Massimo Atzeni
Repair and Restoration Course Teacher
Luiz Amorim
Replica Violin-Making Master Teacher
Gaian Amorim
Replica Violin-Making Master Teacher
Laura C. Guijarro
Historical Instruments Making Master Teacher
Carlos Pineda
Historical Instruments Making Master Teacher

School

Visit Academia Cremonensis

To be updated on all the Academy events, check out all the upcoming events. 

Get along to some open days if you can, where you’ll be able to meet staff who teach the courses as well as current students.
Here there will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered, get a feel to the place, and help you make your decision!

We’re sure Academia Cremonensis has a lot to offer to you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
 

April 28, 2022

What| 170th anniversary of the state police

Where| Mina Bolzesi Palace – Academia Cremonensis

Time| From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

 

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