The exhibition“Giovanni Battista Guadagnini 1711-1786. Un liutaio alla Corte di Don Filippo di Borbone” celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great violin maker. Born in Bilegno, a small village in the province of Piacenza, Guadagnini was later active in Parma for thirteen years at the court of don Filippo of Borbone.
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini made violins, violas and cellos that are considered today among the greatest achievements of classical violin making.
The exhibition traces back the most important phases of this long and original career, putting on display precious examples coming from collections of all over the world: starting from the first steps in Piacenza, the permanence in Milano, the important period of Parma and the later years in Torino.
Parma, Palazzo della Pilotta, Galleria Nazionale, Salone Maria Luigia
October, 8-16 2011
Opening hours: every day 8.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Salone Cremona Mondomusica preview
in co-operation with Fondazione Antonio Stradivari - Cremona
September 30 - October 2 2011
The exhibition is promoted by:
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI
Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici e Etnoantropologici di Parma e Piacenza
Istituzione Casa della Musica
Fondazione Antonio Stradivari
Associazione Liuteria Parmense
Scrollavezza & Zanrè – Studio di liuteria e restauro