The 11 Cello Makers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Cello at the Cremona Triennale Competition

INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY AT THE CREMONA TRIENNALE VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION

INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY AT THE CREMONA TRIENNALE VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy.

There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 11 gold medals for cello have been awarded. There was no gold medal awarded for cello at the 3rd, 8th, 13th, or 14th Triennale competitions.

Of the 11 gold medals awarded for cello, cello makers from Italy dominate with 7 of the 11 gold medals. Cello makers from Germany have earned two gold medals, and and cello makers from Canada and South Korea have each won one gold medal for cello.

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The Complete List of all 11 Gold Medal Winners for Cello at the Cremona Triennale Competition

Malagutti, Ermino (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 1st Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1976

Hargrave, Roger Graham (Germany) won a gold medal for cello at the 2nd Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1979

Pistoni, Primo (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 4th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1985

Balzarini, Pierangelo (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 5th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1988

Sbernini, Luca (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 6th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1991

Voltini, Alessandro (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 7th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 1994

Lochmann, Kolja Jens (Germany) won a gold medal for cello at the 9th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 2000

Schryer, Raymond (Canada) won a gold medal for cello at the 10th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 2003

Toto, Francesco (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 11th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 2006

Levaggi, Silvio (Italy) won a gold medal for cello at the 12th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 2009

Jung, Gawang (South Korea) won a gold medal for cello at the 15th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition in 2018