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Music from the heart

Italian violins sing at Mondomusica New York
Italian violins sing at Mondomusica New York
Photo courtesy of Mondomusica New York

Moscow-born Pavel Berman wowed Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City last night (April 11) to the strains of Beethoven, Bloch, and Sarasate. He was accompanied on piano by Carlo Maria Giulini as featured performers performing historical Italian masterpieces as part of Mondomusica New York. Added said that the event targeted ‘music lovers, collectors, and investors.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the event: “it is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone gathered for the second annual International Exhibition Mondomusica Cremona.” He added: “As a cultural capital, New York City is proud to host this assembly of some of the world’s finest violin and string instrument makers, musicians, and merchants.”

He added: “On behalf of the City of New York and as a proud Italian-American, please accept my best wishes for a terrific exhibition and continued success.”

Antonio Piva, Chairman of CremonaFiere said about the trade event that ran from April 10 and ends April 12 at 82 Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo that is an offshoot of Cremona Mondomusica in Milan, Italy added that “based on these ideas, we started to build a project that culminated last year in the first edition of Mondomusica in New York City.” He added that the event will “attract much interest from the American market for the second time.”

Music with a heart

In addition to generating interest in Stradivarius violins and other fine Italian violins, the 2014 edition of Mondomusica New York will contribute violins to the students of Opus 118-Harlem School of Music in New York City. “Mondomusica New York has a mission to foster music education for the present and future generations. In order to implement this benevolent endeavor, Mondomusica New York will donate 20 violins and one cello that in total have a retail value of $10,000 to the children of Opus 118-Harlem School of Music in New York City," added Mondomusica New York in its press statement.

For more information about Mondomusica New York visit Opus 118 Harlem School of Music was founded in 1991 by Roberta Guaspari “and her passionate struggle to keep music alive in Harlem’s public schools has inspired two films: Small Wonders, a 1996 documentary produced by Susan Kaplan and directed by Allan Miller and a 1999 Miramax feature film “Music of the Heart” starring Meryl Streep." Staten Island music lovers and arts fans visit for more about this amazing story in music that comes from the heart. Donate, explore, and enjoy the wonderful work of virtuoso Italian fine violins.