Italy: The capital of violin-making Cremona fears competition from China | AFP

Cremona is the world capital of violin-making and other string instruments. But COVID-19 has blocked exports and competition from Chinese industry risks crushing Cremonese craftsmanship. Bénédicte Friedmann, a French luthier living in Cremona, defends the art explaining that “the artisan violins made in Cremona have the luthier’s personality within them”.

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