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Tage Alter Musik - From 17 to 20 May 2024 – Ragensburg (DE)

We will have our own booth at the fair: Tage Alter Musik - From 17 to 20 May 2024 – Ragensburg (DE)

Music China – From 11 to 14 October 2023 – Shanghai China

We will be visiting the Music China.

Music China – From 11 to 14 October 2023 – Shanghai China

Cremona Musica - from 22nd to 24th September 2023 - Cremona Italy

We will have our own booth at the fair: Cremona Experience - Cremona Italy - Piazza Zelioli Lanzini, 1 - 26100 Cremona

Cremona Experience

Live the unique musical experience of Cremona Musica

Cremona Musica 2023 is the most important musical event that will take place in the beautiful city of Cremona. The event has become a magical place for classical and contemporary music lovers from all over the world. During the event, performances by internationally renowned artists will be presented.

The program of Cremona Musica 2023 is rich and varied, and will include concerts, performances by soloists and orchestras, as well as performances of modern musical instruments. The city of Cremona during the three-day event also offers many opportunities to discover its history and musical tradition. to discover its history and musical tradition.

Cremona Musica 2023 is an event that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for music lovers.

The Raphael Mest Lute a musical gem - 16th September 2023 - Linköping Sweden

We are pleased to present the event “THE RAPHAEL MEST LUTE A MUSICAL GEM” September 16th 2023 – Linköping Library auditorium Sweden

The Raphael Mest lute’s

The 12 course lute of the Linkoping library is a unique case among all surviving historical lutes: in it there are in fact fragments of strings that could most likely date back to the 18th century: more precisely, these are open-wound strings on a gut core (exactly like those indicated by le Coq in 1729 concerning the five-course guitar or for Violin by Brossard 1708 and Laborde 1782), The open wound strings, or demifileè fell into disuse towards the end of the 18th century. The rather long finding of a 1st gut string is interesting: if it is original it can be a Minikin? Following a string survey completed in 2018, it was then decided to have an exact replica of the instrument, which will be donated to the library where the original instrument is kept. In conjunction with the event of handing over the instrument, it was also planned to organize a small symposium with several speakers that will be followed by a short concert.

September 16th 2023 – 14.00 – 17.30

Kenneth Sparr

14.00 – 14.45
‘A Lute by Raphael Mest in Sweden’

Anthony Bailes

14.45 – 15.30
‘The Rise and Fall of the Twelve-Course Lute – the Raphael Mest Lute in context’

Mimmo Peruffo
String maker and Researcher

15.45- 16.30
‘The string’s fragments of the Raphael Mest lute: what we can say?’

Antonio Dattis

16.30 – 17.15
‘The making of a copy of the lute by Raphael Mest, Padua 1633’

September 16th 2023 – ​12.00 – 13.00

Jakob Lindberg – Anna Lander

Anna Ander – voice | Jakob Lindberg – 12 course lutes

William Lawes: Why so pale and wan young lover
Henry Lawes: Chloris now thou art fled
William Lawes: I am sick of love
Jacques Gaultier: Allemande-Courante-Sarabande
Michele Lambert: Ombres de mon amant – Vos mepris, chaque jour
From Otto Fredrik Stålhammar’s lutebook: Air (Losy) – March de Narva – Sjö combat – Jag ledz vid verlden – Hammarsmeden – La belle homicide (Gaultier) – Chaconne (Losy)
Pelham Humphrey: Oh, that I had but a fine man
Henry Purcell: She loves and confesses too – What a sad fate – Dear pretty youth
From Balcarres Lute Book : Sweet Willie – A Scots tune – I will have my gown made – Katherine Ogie – I love my love in secret – Love is the cause of my mourning – My Nannies
John Eccles: I burn, my brain consumes to ashes – Find me a lonely cave

CantoMundi - From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2023 - Gennevilliers France

We will have our own booth at the fair: CantoMundi - Gennevilliers France


From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2023
Three days of exhibitions by luthiers and professionals in the field of early and traditional music await a wide and varied audience.
Conceived as one of Europe's major international exhibitions of early music instruments, the CantoMundi Fair will feature around a hundred exhibitors in a 1000m² exhibition space.
It brings together professionals and enthusiasts from the world of early and traditional music in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and invites those unfamiliar with these repertoires to come and discover them.


"From the source to the ear"

A salon and exclusive acoustic concerts without microphones Both ancient and traditional music share a common pursuit of original timbre and unusual sound colors that defy our habitual listening... and would be lost if filtered through a microphone.
CantoMundi joins musicians who advocate for the preservation of living and dynamic roots. Ancient and traditional music needs to be heard in the intimacy of a direct encounter with sound—a true sound—straight from the source to the ear.
To allow the flower of ancient and traditional music to blossom, attention must be given to their roots... and roots need shade.
Here, the timbre of an instrument is like a fragrance that travels directly from the flower to the nose. At CantoMundi, music will travel from the instrument to the ear without passing through laborious wires and filters.

The Namm Show – From 13 to 15 April 2023 – Los Angeles USA

We will be visiting the Namm Show.

The Namm Show – From 13 to 15 April 2023 – Los Angeles USA

See you at the NAMM show The NAMM Show 2023 will be held from 13 to 15 April at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Roma Expo Guitars - From 24 to 26 March 2023 - Rome Italy

We will have our own booth at the fair: Roma Expo Guitars - Rome Italy
From 24 to 26 March  2023 - Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi – Piazza della Pilotta, 4


Aquila with Kala Brand, Kamaka and The NAMM Foundation presents the International Ukulele Teaching Symposium

The Ukulele Symposium brings together individuals who are renowned for their practical, theoretical, and pedagogical ukulele teaching backgrounds, hosting discussions for ukulele teachers and students alike.

Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with, Kala Brand Music Co., Aquila Corde Armoniche, and Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.

Aquila on the frontline for the Covid-19 emergency: from strings to 3D wires for ventilators components

Twenty-five kilograms of 3d wire for ventilators in Monza, seventy-five in Bergamo, forty-two in Rome.

All this happened in just a few days, without yet fully understanding the importance of what is happening, but driven by a crazy, powerful energy pouring out of his heart, knowing he can help his country.

This is the story of Mimmo Peruffo, manufacturer of guitar strings in Caldogno, Italy (the town of Roberto Baggio), who found himself to be the only one in Italy to produce the wire needed by 3D printers to make valves for diving masks converted into ventilators.

Click here to read the complete article by Ilaria Floris for ADN KRONOS



Here Mimmo's interview for TVA VICENZA:

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Aquila ukulele festival 2020!


Dear musicians from all over the world,

we are pleased to present Aquila Ukulele Festival 2020 edition!!

Since 12 years we have been organizing concerts and workshops dedicated to this small Hawaiian four-stringed instrument: the ukulele.

The history of the ukulele is full of adventures... a musical instrument that, if it had the gift of speech, would tell how that time from Portugal arrived to the island of Madeira and how in the 20s it became one of the most played instruments.

This year the festival will be in Arborea, an opportunity to discover the beauty of this Art Nouveau small town just a few steps from the crystal clear waters of the Sardinian sea. It will be dedicated to the golden age, a real jump into the past.

Two days of concerts, workshops and exhibition of musical instruments. Soon you will find all the information about the artists, how to get there and where to stay.

We are waiting for you!





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