The Violins of Cremona

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Cremona in northern Italy is the original home of the Stradivarius violin and now - several centuries later - master craftsmen are still producing hand-made violins and exporting around the world. But how can such a niche industry survive in the modern world of mass production?

(Photo: Violin maker in Cremona. Credit: BBC)

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29 minutes

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Sun 6 Apr 2014 10:32 GMT

Contributors to this programme

Massimo Ardoli

International Violin Making School of Cremona



Christopher Kurz

student International Violin Making School of Cremona



Stefano Trabucchi

Master Violin Maker, Cremona



Giorgio Grisales

Master Violin Maker, Cremona and business director, Antonio Stradivari Consortium of Cremona Violin Makers



Edgar Russ

Master Violin Maker, Cremona



Mathijs Heyligers

Master Violin Maker, Cremona



Paulo Bodini

Chairman, Museum of the Violin Cremona



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