The Academia Cremonensis is a cultural meeting place according to the original meaning of the word “academia”. It is a place that affords each member the opportunity to practice violin and bow making, according to the guidelines of the great violin maker Simone Fernando Sacconi and bow maker Giovanni Lucchi.
The first objective of the Academia is to hand down the art of violin and bow making, the passion for craftsmanship and for the high quality of the hand-built product. The strict interaction between Masters and apprentices is fundamental for learning every secret of the art which gave international fame to Cremona with its its incomparable Masters : Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu’. For this reason the Academia accepts few pupils that work in small learning groups. The Academia Cremonensis bases its teaching on a Method: the Sacconi method for stringed instruments and the Lucchi method for bows.
Fundamental, for the Academia, is to keep alive the relationship between the wood selected in the forest and the emotion aroused by a good violin and to enable pupils to become “Keepers of the violin-makers’ secrets”.
Each student has his own workbench.
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