We will protect my Stradivari from the signs of time thanks to nanotechnology, Mauro Ivano Benaglia says

Jun 18, 2019 839

BY: Carmelo Cutuli

An extraordinary Stradivarius violin will be treated with nanotechnology to preserve it in the future. This is what the orchestra director Mauro Ivano Benaglia proposes, who plays the instruments of the famous Cremonese luthier during his concerts. The research was started in the laboratories of a company based in Milan called "4ward360".

4ward360 CEO Sabrina Zuccalà will present the project in October at the Italian Chamber of Deputies during a conference where all the highest institutional positions will attend, and on that occasion there will be a performance with the famous violin.

"We are studying and evaluating, in agreement with the owner, the possibility of making interventions with nanotechnology on a Stradivari violin, which we have exclusive concession for our concerts around the world. This is the first time that a "work of art" of this kind is treated with these materials, so we have chosen the leader in the sector, a company based in Milan, and we are sure that they will give us amazing results and we will be able to preserve the precious musical instrument from the deterioration of time, saving even for maintenance over the years". Says Mauro Ivano Benaglia.

Mauro Ivano Benaglia is the internationally renowned conductor, founder and president of the Accademia Concertante d'Archi in Milan, which he has conducted in the last 30 years in the most important national and international theatres. For the conservation of the violin, he contacted Sabrina Zuccalà, a successful entrepreneur and managing director of 4ward360, world leader in the field of world heritage conservation, who has restored and preserved several sites of considerable international importance, and who will deal with the study for the conservation of the Omobono Stradivari.

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