From Cremona to London

From Cremona to London
 Starts at 12:00 pm

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Royal Academy of Music curator of instruments Barbara Meyer and luthiers present a workshop demonstration introducing the fascinating history of stringed instrument making. The event focuses on the violin and the famous classical instrument-making community in Cremona, Italy between 1550 and 1750. During this period, a handful of highly skilled local families, among them the Amatis, Guarneris, Rugeris and Stradivaris, created an array of bowed string instruments. Their methods and understanding of proportions and materials have set the precedent for all subsequent instrument makers, up to and still guiding and inspiring the current generation of luthiers.

With the help of images, wood examples and a small selection of tools, visitors gain an insight into the making tradition. The illustrated 30-minute talk about the history of violin making is accompanied by a demonstration from an Academy student comparing a few modern and period instruments from the Academy museum collection.

The talk is followed by a brief tour of the strings gallery adjacent to the luthier studio.

Contact and Booking Details

 Starts at 12:00 pm

Booking details and information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

2021-10-06 12:00 2021-10-06 12:00 Europe/London From Cremona to London Curator of instruments Barbara Meyer and luthiers present violin making inspired by the famous Cremonese classical instrument-making community, 1550–1750. Royal Academy of Music,Marylebone Road,London,


Royal Academy of Music,

Marylebone Road,


Nearest tube and train stations to Royal Academy of Music


Be the first to know what's on in London, and the latest news published on ianVisits.

You can unsubscribe at any time from my weekly emails.