Welcome to 2021 Cremona Academy Online!

We are delighted to present an exciting, dynamic, and inspirational music program with world celebrated masters, guest artists, Academy alumni, and students from around the world!


July 11 – 28, 2021

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JULY 17 – JULY 18, 2021

James BuswellCremona International Music Academy is deeply saddened to inform you about the passing of our esteemed Violin Faculty, James Buswell.

James Buswell was an eminent violinist, conductor, chamber musician, and educator who had an extraordinary musical life. He performed as soloist with all major American, Canadian, European, Asian, and Australian Orchestras, as well as in recitals and chamber music concerts worldwide. Maestro Buswell was very passionate about teaching, inspiring, and sharing his knowledge and wisdom with musicians around the world. He will be greatly missed in Cremona.

Rest in Peace, Maestro

Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the family.

While the Covid pandemic still makes it impossible for all of us to travel to Cremona, the Academy has developed a unique Online Program. In partnership with our wonderful Italian colleagues and friends, we have incorporated many components of the traditional Cremona program into this year’s program. With the goal of preserving as much of the authentic “Cremonese” experience as possible, many exciting events were added. The program will encompass private lessons, masterclasses, small ensemble and chamber music classes, interactive workshops, panel discussions, virtual tours, student recitals and Distinguished Faculty Concert Series. The 10th Cremona Competition for Strings and Piano will take place in a live recorded format.

Preserving the spirit of the Academy, we invite all participants to join us in special live-streaming tours of the world-famous Cremona Museo del Violino, Consorzio Liutai “Antonio Stradivari”, and into the workshops of the famous luthiers of Cremona – providing a unique experience to observe, ask questions, and learn secrets of the art of instrument making and repair.

We invite you to join us for the wonderful Cremona Festival and explore the magic and beauty of music making at the highest level!

The Academy deeply thanks the City of Cremona, Cremona Chamber of Commerce, Consorzio Liutai “Antonio Stradivari”, Fondazione Antonio Stradivari, Istituto Monteverdi, Universita di Pavia Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, Cremona Hotels, and the People of Cremona for their continuing support! And we look forward to our return back to CREMONA in summer 2022!

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