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Stradivari Festival 2018
Piazza Marconi, 5, Cremona
The finest violin virtuosos in the world play against a backdrop of legendary instruments.
During the sixth edition of StradivariFestival, eight concerts will be held in the Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium, part of the Museum of the Violin.
The festival opens with Sarah Chang, a former child prodigy whose career is still soaring. On this occasion she will be playing a valuable Guarneri del Gesù violin. Nikolaj Znaider will be playing on 29th September, while James Ehnes and Laura van der Heijden will be on stage on 30 September.
October will see the arrival of Kirill Troussov (4th), Maxim Vengerov (6th) and Vladimir Spivakov for the grand finale (on the 14th). This elite group of violinists will be joined by Sergej Krylov, whose participation is a festival within the festival. His first concert, entitled Krylov&Friends, will be held on 11 October with an ensemble of friends.
The second will take place on 12 October and feature Krylov as soloist and conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. All around you can see Cremona with its artistic masterpieces and violin-making workshops. UNESCO has declared traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona to be an intangible cultural heritage.