• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

International Public Registry for Fine Instruments Launching in 2022

The Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, Inc. plans to launch a new free, international public registry for fine instruments in early 2022


The registry will be an informational and educational resource for all collectors, investors, makers, buyers, sellers, researchers, insurers, and arts institutions.

Details about fine instruments are often difficult to find or lost in unknown sources. With this registry, the problem of leaving members uncertain about instruments' value, history, authenticity, and integrity will no longer be questioned.

“Tragically, the records for numerous fine instruments have been lost over many generations due to upheaval from plagues, wars, and natural disasters,” said Eva Lerner-Lam, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, Inc. Chairwoman and President. “Some have simply been thrown out by those who didn’t recognize their significance.

There will be an extensive process for those who wish to add to the registry. With the data collected, Si-Yo will store it on a cybersecure, independently managed system that is blockchain-ready.

Having already accumulated information on several hundred stringed instruments and bows from museums and private collections, Si-Yo is testing its functionality with a multidisciplinary group of beta testers to prepare for the launch.

Si-Yo is also working with museums, such as Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy, to arrange a backup archive for their databases.

Founded 1966, the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is based in New York City's neighborhood of Lincoln Square. The organization seeks to bring classical music to a global community of music lovers.

upcoming events

april 2024

23aprAll Day26Lyon International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Université Lumière Lyon 2, 18 quai Claude Bernard 69365 Lyon, FranceEvent Type :competitions Event Tagschamber music,chamber music competition,Lyon International Chamber Music CompetitionFOLLOW

may 2024

06may01junQueen Elisabeth Violin Competition(may 6) 12:00 am - (june 1) 11:59 pm Flagey ASBL-VZW, Pl. Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles, BelgiumEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition,violinFOLLOW

07mayAll Day13Prague Spring International Violin Competition(All Day) Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábř. 79/12, 110 00 Staré město-Staré Město, CzechiaEvent Type :competitions Event TagsPrague Spring International Violin Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

10mayAll Day1251st Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition(All Day) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USAEvent Type :competitions Event TagsFischoff Chamber Music CompetitionFOLLOW

27mayAll Day31New York Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027Event Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right