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Luthier Luiz Amorim crafting “Il Cannone Giramondo,” a copy of Paganini’s violin

Copy of Paganini’s Violin to be Auctioned for Social Cause

The copy of “Il Cannone Giramondo” will be signed by today’s sought-after violinists — as part of an initiative to provide music education to underserved children in Brazil


Made by Luiz Amorim of Amorim Fine Violins in Cremona in 2021, the “Il Cannone Giramondo” replicate is modelled after the original crafted by Guarneri “del Gesú.” The original is on display at the Genoa City Hall per the wishes of Paganini for it “to be forever preserved.”

After the violin is signed and auctioned off, its proceeds will be donated to Instituto Baccarelli. This organization aims to aid children living in the favelas of Brazil, who lack access to basic needs and socioeconomic services. It will help in the children's social development, offering students opportunities to learn and specialize in music. 

Violinist Francesca Dego, the ambassador of this project, recently released a recording made with the original “Il Cannone” and was the first to sign the duplicate.

The violin is currently traveling the world to be signed by more renowned violinists, living up to its name “Giramondo,” meaning “Globetrotter.” Those who have signed include VC Artist Augustin Hadelich, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Philippe Quint, and Shlomo Mintz

David Garrett and Roman Simovic have also agreed to sign and several others are being contacted to support the cause as well. 

The date of the auction is not yet confirmed, but the sale will be in 2022.

“I think it’s a wonderful idea,” said Daniel Hope in the press release. “And it’s great that it is for such a good cause. It’s nice to be part of it amongst these wonderful colleagues.”



Vlogs are currently being made to follow the violin’s global journey — the one below is with violinist Philippe Quint.


For information on the making of “Il Cannone Giramondo,” click here.

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