Suggestion for a Visit to Cremona & Cremona Musica

July 15, 2023, 4:28 PM · Hi dear violin community friends,

I will be visiting Cremona in late September this year, and I'm looking for advice here to purchase a violin from a luthier there. I would probably want to spend several days to visit as many as I can and place an order between 10K euro to 20k euro.

- What's Cremona Musica (Sep 22 to 24) like and should I expect it to be a great opportunity to buy a violin?
- Should I try to be there before the Cremona Musica, or it's fine to visit after the Cremona Musica? Would that make a difference for placing the order with one of the luthier?
- Any other suggestions? Thanks!

- I've read Smiley's post and everyone's comments:
- I've read Michael Zhang's post and everyone's comments:
- I've searched the discussion forum and learnt a lot from the wisdom of the community. Thanks a lot!
- I visited Ifshin violin, Kamimoto String Instruments, Johnson Strings, etc and some luthiers in the America and have tried more than 40 violins. I've learnt a lot from these experiences.

Any information is welcome and greatly appreciated!

Best regards,

Replies (4)

July 16, 2023, 1:23 AM · I had a wonderful time in Cremona some years ago. I wrote about it in my website, in my blog section and called it “My Pilgrimage to Cremona”.
July 16, 2023, 3:29 AM · Thanks Raphael. I'll check it out.
July 16, 2023, 7:35 AM · Many fine makers will not be in the show, but you can visit their workshops.
July 16, 2023, 8:12 AM · Thanks Luis! Many fine makers have long waiting list. Would attend the show be helpful for purchasing the violin from fine makers from a third party without wait time and extra cost?

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