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Shows and Exhibitions

At Il Salabue our activities are not limited to the editorial sector; over time we have also become specialised in organising shows and exhibitions of top-notch bowed and plucked stringed instruments, concentrating on the historical period between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. We also organise side events, such as seminars, conferences and round tables, involving the highest authorities in the sector. We collaborate with other companies and institutions, concerning loans of instruments for concerts and musical recordings.


London, June 20, 2011
Stradivari's "Lady Blunt" exhibited in a showcase designed by "Edizioni Il Salabue".

Tarisio, An Auction House specialized in "on line" sales of musical instruments, has sold in an auction the violin "Lady Blunt" made by Antonio Stradivari in 1721 for the record amount of £ 9.808.000 ($ 15.894.00). Thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation.now owner of the instrument, 100% of the sale's income will be donated to Japan to help its compatriots hit by the tragedy of March 11. Il Salabue participated in this extraordinary event thanks to Tarisio company, by selecting our exclusive showcase to exhibit the instrument.

Montpellier, Musée Fabre, 2008.
Stradivarius Exhibition
Exhibition of 15 instruments by Antonio Stradivari, 8 violins, 4 violas, and 3 cellos.
For this event, Il Salabue designed and produced the exhibiting showcases that were provided to
AIMM, the organizers of the exhibition.

Alba, November 2007.
Homage to Giuseppe Rocca, within the event "Musica Meravigliosa".
Exhibition of Giuseppe Rocca bowed stringed instruments.

Cremona, Mondomusica 2007.
Exhibition of historical guitars in collaboration with Liuteria Fratelli Lodi.
History and evolution of Spanish guitar making characterised by the fan strut.

Frassinello Monferrato, June 2007.
Grandi chitarre, Grandi Personaggi. - Great guitars, great personalities
Exhibition of plucked stringed instruments as part of the music festival "Folkermesse".

Brescia - Palazzo Martinengo, 2007.
Gio: Paolo Maggini in Brescia, secoli di dettagli.
Technical sponsor of the event.

Casale Monferrato - Palazzo Sannazzaro, 2005.
Count Cozio of Salabue - Violin Making and Collecting in Piedmont.
Exhibition of Piedmontese bowed stringed instruments from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
A great event dedicated to Piedmontese violin making, in the year of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio of Salabue.

Savigliano - Museo Civico A. Olmo, 2003.
Rosa sonora.
Exhibition of plucked stringed instruments.
Presentation of the history of the antique guitar through instruments of the great schools, with comparison among the Piedmontese, French and Neapolitan Schools.

Cremona - Mondomusica 2002.
Exhibition of bowed stringed instruments published in the book dedicated to violin making in
Emilia-Romagna, and exhibition of Piedmontese instruments to enable studies and comparisons between the two violin making schools.

Cremona - Palazzo Fodri, 1997.
Exhibition of Piedmontese musical instruments entitled "Piedmontese violin makers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Pressenda to Fagnola".
Premier of the book dedicated to
Annibale Fagnola, press conference and debate on the importance of the Piedmontese School in the world.

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