Cremona in DC is a six month exhibition-sale that brings to the DC area fine string instruments (violins, violas and cellos) and bows by 12 contemporary makers trained in Cremona, Italy. the instruments and bows were exhibited at George Washington University in November 2014 and will remain available to be seen and tried at Matus Violin Atelier by appointment ( The exhibition will happen again in the Spring 2015.

After a successful first exhibition last November we would like to announce the second edition of “Cremona in DC” on Sunday May 10th at the George Washington University’s music department (Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St. NW, B120, Washington, DC). We have new instruments and bows, all hand made by contemporary makers trained in Cremona, Italy.

Attendees will be able to try the instruments and bows during that day between 11am and 7pm. There will be also a special performance at 4pm by a string quartet featuring  Enrique Reynosa and Shinya Battmann in violin, Talya Schenk in viola and Dorotea Racz in cello playing works by Borodin, Dvorak and Haydn on instruments and bows from the exhibition (wine and refreshments will be offered afterwards). Admission is free and open to everyone

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