Cristofori Says, “Hello, Holland Village!”
Say “Hello!” to the newest Cristofori Academy of Fine Arts at Holland Village – Bringing the Sound of Europe to all our customers!
Historically an expatriate hub, Holland Village was developed in the 1930s as a military village with local businesses mainly catered to the needs of British soldiers and their families based in Pasir Panjang and Alexandra. Its proximity to Tanglin, a residential area associated with the European community, also contributed to the early development of Holland Village as an expatriate enclave.
Gradually, the local residential population expanded, particularly after the completion of the new Buona Vista public housing estate in 1972. Businesses catering to the local residents grew as well cushioning the effects of the withdrawal of the British military from Singapore in the early 1970s. Today, Holland Village is a haven for foodies, and serves and attracts a mixed crowd of local teenagers, families, yuppies, and expatriates, which contributed to the Village’s cosmopolitan atmosphere.
In 2014, redevelopment for rejuvenation and extension of Holland Village through a new mixed-use project with retail, commercial and residential elements, as well as public spaces and pedestrian walkways was proposed, resulting in the newly opened One Holland Village. The perfect new home for Cristofori Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)!
The showroom will boast a selection of the finest European instruments with pianos by Seiler (Germany), C. Bechstein (Germany), W. Hoffman (Czech Republic), guitars by Alhambra (Spain), Raimundo, and more!
The Studios will also be equipped with the same top quality instruments for the most immersive experience.
Courses in Piano, Violin, and Guitar will be offered too, so keep your eyes open for the CAFA Grand Opening!
Source: National Library Board