In 2001 Luca left the famous Prosecco Hills of Valdobbiadene to follow his passion for violin making in Cremona, the international capital of violin making in Italy, where he attended the prestigious violin making school “A.Stradivari” Cremona, graduating in 2006.
While learning the art of lutherie at A.Stradivari, Luca enriched and developed his skills and expertise by working with excellent Master luthiers in the city. After a successful internship, Luca began working for Carlson & Neumann Cremona, a renowned conservation and restoration workshop for historical instruments. Through the study of masterpieces of traditional Italian and international lutherie, Luca perfected his construction skills, while also learning essential restoration and maintenance techniques.
In 2013 Luca opened his own violin making workshop in Cremona with Master violin maker and bowmaker Tetsu Suzuki and became a member of the Consortium of Violinmakers and Bowmakers “A.Stradivari” of Cremona.
In the academic year 2016 – 2017, Maestro Baratto’s exceptional skills led him to hold the position of Restoration teacher at the International School of Lutherie “A. Stradivari” in Cremona and for the Restoration Course of the Professional School “Cr. Forma” of Cremona.
In 2017 Luca embarked on a university career by enrolling in the Master Degree Course in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (class LMR / 02) qualifying for the profession of restorer of cultural heritage, lasting five years.
In 2018 he started teaching Restoration at the International School of Violin Making A. Stradivari.
Year of construction: 2021
The instrument is built according to a model Stradivari form B, the same with which some of the most famous cellos that belonged to great musicians have been built, such as Romberg, Duport, Piatti, Piatigorsky, Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few.
The back and sides are made of willow wood, chosen to achieve a warm and deep tone. The head is made of maple wood carved from a design by Maestro Baratto.
The top is made of spruce wood. The varnish is oil-based.
The frame has a sturdy setup with titanium ferrule and a slightly thick bridge to increase the presence of harmonics, so as to have a rich book across the harmonic spectrum. It mounts Larsen and Spirocore strings.
2010 | Special Mention for a viola made with Maestro Klaus Berntsen at the Pisogne Competition.
2010 | Honorable Mention at the XIII edition of the Triennial Competition of String Instruments “Antonio Stradivari”.
LUCA BARATTO’S ATELIER
via Gerolamo da Cremona 47, Cremona
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