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Medals Awarded at the 2021 Cremona Triennale Violin Making Competition

Kazune Nemoto and Guido Mariotto received gold for their cello and bass, respectively

  

The 16th Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria Antonio Stradivari announced its category winners this week. Located in Cremona, Italy, the competition had a total of 280 instruments and 198 makers participate.

The jury was comprised of luthiers Ulrike Dederer, Carlo Chiesa, Joseph Grubaugh, Simeone Morassi, and Yuri Pochekin — plus violinists Dan Zhu and Edoardo Zosi, violist Diemut Poppen, cellist Henri Demarquette, and bassist Francesco Siragusa.

The awards were as follows:

Gold:

  • Kazune Nemoto, cello

  • Guido Mariotto, double bass

Silver:

  • Piotr Pielaszek, violin

  • Emilio Kusi Crabbé, viola

  • Alessandro Peiretti, cello

  • Gabriele Pralea, bass

Bronze:

  • Marcello Bellei, violin

  • Noémie Viaud, viola

  • Marcin Krupa, cello

  • Hayato Nagaishi, cello

 

Special awards went to the following:

  • Simone Fernando Sacconi Award: Piotr Pielaszek, violin

  • Walter Stauffer Award: Guido Mariotto, double bass

  • Pierangelo Balzarini Prize: Hayato Nagaishi, cello

  • ALI Award: Akira Takahashi, violin

  • Cremona Mondomusica Award: Kazune Nemoto, cello and Guido Mariotto, double bass

  • Cologni Foundation Award: Kazune Nemoto, cello

  • Giorgio Cè Award: Kang Soo Kyung, violin

  • Piero Ferraroni Award: Im Dong Pil, cello

  • Polish Union of Violin Makers Award: Marcello Bellei, violin

 

Honorable mentions in violin went to Marianne Jost, Fabienne Gauchet, Adele Sbernini, and Marcelo Cavanna. Honorable mentions in viola went to Piotr Pielaszek, Philippe Mahu, and Maro Osio. Honorable mentions in cello went to Sebastian Ribes and Im Dong Pil.

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