INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN MAKING CONFERENCE
The conference is dedicated to the presentation of violin making centers in Europe. Along with speakers from Poland, presenting the achievements of the Polish violin making school, beginning with masters Groblicz and Dankwart, to the legacy of Festival patron Włodzimierz Kamiński and contemporary Polish luthiers, invited guest lecturers from the United Kingdom (Newark school), France (Mirecourt), Italy (Cremona) and Germany (Mittenwald) will present the history, style and teaching methods of their respective centers.
At the end of the conference an expert panel will be held, initiating dialogue on the conditions for an international alliance of violin making schools. This agreement will significantly facilitate the collaboration of future generations of luthiers on the international stage, accelerate the exchange of experience and knowledge, and open new opportunities for students of artistic violin making.
09.00 – 15.00
International Violin Making Conference – presentations
15.00 – 17.00
International Violin Making Conference – Expert Panel
Daniele Renzi (Cremona)
History and organisation of the International Violin Making School in Cremona. Cremonese violin making know-how, an intangible heritage of humanity.
Dominique Nicosia (Mirecourt)
Ecole Nationale de Lutherie de Mirecourt, from tradition to the pursuit of excellence.
Ulrike Rempel (Mittenwald)
School for musical instrument making Mittenwald – a look behind the scenes.
Floriane Forconi, Ludivine Broulliet (Newark)
The British International Violin School in Newark on Trent, its evolution over the last 50 years.
Marta Panfil (Poznań)
History, structure and curriculum of violin making in Poland.