Carlo Chiesa is one of Milan’s best craftsmen, besides being a great researcher and expert on the history of string instruments and the most illustrious luthiers. In his workshop, he builds both modern and Baroque-style instruments, such as violins and violas da gamba, by working the different woods and carving them. The author of many studies and bibliographies on great master luthiers, such as Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Guadagnini, Carlo Chiesa gives lectures and master classes on the history of the luthier’s art and works with major music schools and collections.
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 […]