Andrea Restelli is an extraordinary keyboard instrument-maker and expert, who has been making faithful replicas of harpsichords, fortepianos and clavichords since 1985. He was the first in the world to rebuild the 1749 Gottfried Silbermann fortepiano, kept in Nuremberg, identical to the one played by Bach. He has recently made replicas of early nineteenth-century fortepianos, such as the Conrad Graf and Johann Fritz. His workshop is filled with wood processing machinery, tools and wooden materials. The wires are made of iron and red and yellow brass, just like in the 1700s. A must-stop for connoisseurs who enjoy playing music with period instruments.
Born and raised in Venice, Riccardo Guaraldi trained as a luthier at the Civic School of Violin Making in Milan, where he learned the first principles of the restoration and building of stringed instruments. He then worked with great professionals in the field, by restoring precious Italian 18th-century violins and building his own instruments for […]
VeneziaMusic and Theatre
A young luthier from Cremona, the land of the art of making stringed instruments, Lucas Fabro soon developed a passion for this art, in particular, for the physics of instruments and its importance in acoustics. At his workshop, he makes violins, violas and cellos, both modern and baroque-style, from scratch taking personally care of every […]
CremonaMusic and Theatre
The activity of luthier Martino Quintavalla originates from a passion for music and manual work but draws on the technological and scientific approach matured during his previous work as a researcher in materials engineering and the experience in the workshop with luthier Federico Gabrielli with whom he carried out a research project on mandolins, funded […]
Bianzone (SO)Music and Theatre
Claudio Arezio began working as a luthier in 1979, under the guidance of the masters Igino Sderci and Roberto Ignesti. In his Florentine workshop he builds violins, violas and cellos, both modern and baroque, starting from the internal form as in the tradition of classical Italian luthiery. In 2001, on commission from the Accademia Gallery […]