The Stauffer Academy in Cremona, specialising in higher music education for strings, will reopen next year in the newly restored Palazzo Stradiotti.
Its Director General will be Paolo Petrocelli, 36, former IMG manager and performing arts consultant.
He says: ‘The objective is clear and well-focused: we want to strengthen and expand all activities of the Academy to make it more and more one of the most advanced international music centers for strings, a point of reference for artistic and cultural excellence. in Italy, in Europe, and in the world. With an ambitious multi-year development plan, we will create an innovative global platform dedicated to offering the finest higher music education programs to the most talented musicians, projecting into the future the great tradition of the Italian strings school and the extraordinary cultural heritage of the city of Cremona, the world lutherie capital.’