The Sala della Balla at the Sforza Castle in Milan hosted the first conference dedicated to violin-making, organised by the Cologni Foundation with the Violin Museum of Cremona. The conference is part of the project "Le mani sapienti" (Skilled hands), supported by the Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino.
The theme of the conference was contemporary skills in violin-making. Alberto Cavalli, Director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, moderated the debate.
Paolo Bodini, President of the Friends of Stradivari
Fausto Cacciatori, Curator of the Violin Museum Collections
Renato Meucci, Director of the Conservatorio Guido Cantelli in Novara and President of the Comitato Scientifico Museo del Violino
Antonio Monzino, President of the Fondazione Monzino
Virginia Villa, Director of the Violin Museum in Cremona
Silvio Levaggi, master luthier
Luca Primon, master luthier