Giramondo = globetrotter – yes, this violin will literally travel around the world! This time not for concerts, but to collect the signature of the most sought-after violinists of today. A copy of Paganini’s violin with signatures of the world’s top violinists of our time will be auctioned for a social cause. The globetrotting signed violin will raise funds for music education in Brazilian favelas taught by Instituto Baccarelli.
For the first time, some of the most famous violinists of our time are gathering for a special project. They will sign a precious violin, a modern copy of the violin that belonged to the great Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). The copy was made by Luiz Amorim, here in our workshop Amorim Fine Violins in Cremona in 2021. It is a copy of Il Cannone by Guarneri ‘del Gesú’ exhibited at the Genoa City Hall fulfilling the wishes of Paganini – to be forever preserved.
The first one to sign the violin was the ambassador of this project, Francesca Dego, she has just released a recording made with the original violin, in which she had the pleasure to create a beautiful relationship with this violin. She came to the workshop in Cremona, played on it, watched Luiz open the violin, and gave it a go, being the first one to sign it.
Watch it below.
The Instituto Baccarelli is a non-governmental organization that provides musical education to hundreds of kids and teenagers in poverty situations. They fight for a cause, a cause that deserves our attention and needs our support to keep transforming the lives of many vulnerable kids and teenagers from Brazil.
They live in favelas, where people lack access to basic needs and socioeconomic services, in a reality where music is not even a choice for their lives. But Instituto Baccarelli changes that through the educational power of art, contributes to social development and offers students the opportunity for musical professionalization.
The Institute is in constant need of support and donations, but now with the pandemic, this is even more urgent since a significant part of the resources are now being redirected to acquiring food for the families.
Philippe Quint, Schlomo Mintz, Joshua Bell, Augustin Hadelich, Daniel Hope. David Garrett, Xiaoming Wang, Ilya Gringolts, Roman Simovic, Giuseppe Gibbboni, The Carpenter Family, Julia Fischer, Emmanuele Baldini, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Stefan Milenkovich, Anastasiya Petryshak, Maxim Vengerov, Salvatore Accardo, Esther Abrami, Elly Suh, Ray Chen, Aleksey Igudesman and Boris Brovtsyn.
This is the first time a work of art by Luiz Amorim will be auctioned – and being for the benefit of a social cause and charity purposes brings even more importance to it. The sale will be held by Tarisio, the leading international auction house for fine and rare stringed instruments and bows, on their Fall 2022 edition in Berlin.
Follow us on Instagram, @amorimfineviolins, to keep posted on the journey of this violin throughout this year and see all of this happening!