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An unforgettable showcase dedicated to the late work of Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù took place in Bergen, Norway, from May 26th to June 9th with the organization of Peter Biddulph of London and Dextra music foundation. The exhibition of violins includes many of the most famous violinplayers’ gems like the 1738 ‘Kemp’, Itzhak Perlaman’s 1743 Sauret, the Chi Mei foundation’s 1744 Ole Bull and the 1743 Paganini’s Cannone, kindly lended by the Town of Genova (fare bottone...

Great success in Oslo for the Jiri Kylian’s ‘Worlds Beyond’, a thrilling and sophisticated dance show that enchanted the audience of the newly opened theatre of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The show started with the ‘Underground world’, a special off-stage world created by Karine Guizzo in the theatre’s underground in which the audeince was toured before the main stage show. Alberto’s special instruments were made in Genova with the collaboration of artists...

18th May – 10th June, Andrea Amati a Genova – Musei di Strada Nuova – Palazzo Tursi. For the first time ever the violin the King made by Andrea Amati in 1566 for the court of Charles IX of France will be housed in Genova in Palazzo Tursi in the room of the Cannone violin. On monday, 28th Seminar on violinmaking – Andrea Amati and Guarneri del Gesù: Masterpieces of cremonese violinmaking in comparison. Intervention by: Renato Meucci, Carlo Chiesa, Bruce Carlson, Fausto Cacciatori, Marco...

From 27th February to 5th march 2006 the Violin of Paganini “il Cannone” was hosted by the Royal Academy of Music for the week “Paganini in London”: performances, exhibitons and special events had celebrated the 175th anniversary of Niccolò Paganini’s first visit to London in 1831. The event was supported by the Town of Genova and the Italian institute of culture of London. The Cannone was exhibited together with the original accessories used by Paganini (bridge, fingerboard, tailpiece...

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Publications: the proceedings of the Congress dedicated to the refurbishment of the violin of Paganini, the Guarnerius del Gesù of 1743, are now released by the Town Hall of Genova. The one day congress, organized by the Councillarship of the Communication and Promotion of the Town of Genova, was held in Genova on October 14th 2004: interventions by John Dilworth, Alberto Giordano, Bruce Carlson, Pierre Guillaume, Philippe Borer and others describing the history of the conservation of the Cannone, the...