||Born in Genova, Italy, in 1948,
I started teaching myself how to build period musical instruments out of
sheer passion and curiosity in 1979. Later on I took formal apprenticeship
in the shop of the Genoese master luthier De Vincenzi.
In 1982 I was one of the Founding Members of the Genoese Artistic Luthiery Society.
For years I have specialized in replicas of baroque bowed instruments, of the Viola da Gamba family in particular, but also baroque violin and cello.
Besides these philological reproductions, for which I'm aided by bibliographic and artistic researches and by consulting many professional musicians and experts in this field, I also perform baroque reconversion of original baroque instruments which have been modified in the course of the years, restoring them to their original aesthetic and functional features.
|In 1996 I was admitted to the Italian Professional
Luthiers and Bow-makers Group. "Gruppo Liutai ed Archettai Professionisti
My instruments are played by numerous musicians, both in Italy and abroad (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, and Japan). Some of my instruments were ordered and purchased by the Conservatories of Wien and Leipzig.
Recently I built a set of gambas for the ESMUC class of Master Savall in Barcelona.
I also participated in national and international luthiery expositions:
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