Introducing: Il Cannone Giramondo
A copy of Paganini’s violin with signatures of the most sought-after violinists of our time to be auctioned for a social cause. The globetrotting signed violin will raise funds for music education in Brazilian favelas
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!
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, and it is a copy of Il Cannone by Guarneri ‘del Gesú’ today exhibited at the Genoa City Hall fulfilling the wishes of Paganini – to be forever preserved.
The first one to sign was the ambassador of this project Francesca Dego, she has just released a recording made with the original violin, and she has 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 Francesca Dego play and sign the violin here:
The violin is now traveling the world, as in its name, giramondo – globetrotter, getting signatures and the support of the most sought-after violinists of today. Many great violinists have already joined the project, such as Augustin Hadelich, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Philippe Quint, and Shlomo Mintz. Other big names like David Garret and Roman Simovic have already agreed to sign, and many others are being listed and contacted to support the cause as well.
Watch Philippe Quint signing the violin here:
The violin with the signatures of the distinguished musicians will be auctioned off to benefit music education for children in Brazil. The Instituto Baccarelli fights 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 and 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.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea, and it’s great that is for such a good cause, it’s nice to be part of it amongst these wonderful colleagues” Daniel Hope.
Watch Augustin Hadelich, Joshua Bell, and Daniel Hope signing the violin here:
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 for charity purposes brings even more importance to it. The sale, which will be in 2022, has no confirmed dates yet, however already begun to gather worldwide.
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Find out more about the making of Il Cannone.