Created in June 2017, Stradivarius Art and Sound is based on a meeting between an entrepreneur from Geneva, Olivier Plan, an exceptional instrument and a violin virtuoso, Fabrizion von Arx dazzled by the sound of the latter.
2018 is for Stradivarius Art and Sound the year of the launch of an annual tour of extraordinary concerts in important European capitals or big cities in order to make people discover or rediscover the beauty and the emotion of classical music, a violinist virtuoso and an exceptional violin. A solidarity tour which will allow us to donate a part of the profits from the evenings to the BIG Foundation which is active in Swiss Romandy.
The first concert took place in Geneva on January 11th, 2018 at the Victoria Hall. 1500 people were all ears and astonished by Fabrizio von Arx's Stradivarius “Madrileno”, accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the first two dancers of the Béjart Ballet, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.
New concerts to come… Stay tuned ! New dates will be revealed soon…
Facts show that fewer and fewer people listen to classical music and are becoming less and less young. Having the opportunity to put in the spotlight such an instrument played by Fabrizio von Arx through exceptional events or simply out of the traditional context in which it has been confined, will make it possible to discover and make accessible all this universe (the repertoire, the sounds of the violin as the violinist's talent) to a wider audience.
Associating the violin with a universal and aggregating cause, making it a symbol of peace for all; organizing exceptional concerts, joining the violin and Fabrizio von Arx to popular, atypical and unusual events of world renown in the religious, social or sports, using the media and social networks at best; classical music will be so much more attractive, and the accession of the public much wider for a greater sensitization to tolerance and a shared openness
Project to create a new school of music whose goal is to identify talents on an international scale and to have them complete their training in Geneva. They will find not only infrastructures and pedagogical framework of great quality, but they will also have an instrument at their disposal indicated by an artistic committee of excellence.
Making the best musicians play exceptional instruments that until now have been inaccessible will not only dynamize their artistic preparation but will also bring the knowledge of these invaluable instruments into the world, creating a directly proportional relationship between art and investment.
Finally, the whole field of musical activity will be dynamic and projected upwards; having as effect not only a great visibility for musicians and instruments, but above all the growth of the public towards classical music.
Une partie des bénéfices
sera reversée à la Fondation BIG
active en Suisse romande.