Milena Noventa was born in Brescia in 1982
In 2008 she enrolled at the International School of Violinmaking in Parma, beginning her training under the guidance of Maestro Renato Scrollavezza.
In 2011 she joined the Scrollavezza and Zanrè studio as an assistant where she remained for the next four years. In addition to gaining further experience, She has the opportunity to study numerous fine instruments.
In 2014 She won the first and second prize in the international violin-making competition ‘Violin: Soul and Shape’ in Moscow in the category ‘Imitation of Old Instruments’.
She deepened his studies by attending master classes and restoration courses held by Hans Nebel, Sharon Que, Lorenzo Frignani and Filippo Fasser.
In 2018, she opened her first workshop in Reggio Emilia and in 2020 she moved to Parma, opening a workshop shared with the masters Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè, where she welcomes musicians and also offers a small resale of strings and accessories.
She devotes herself mainly to construction, to which she adds the maintenance of instruments and bows, cracking and some minor restoration.
Her instruments are mainly based on the Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy traditions, with an eye to the contemporary and exercising the expressive freedom imprinted by the first master.
Year of construction: 2021
Upper bout: 167 mm
C-bout: 114 mm
Lower bout: 205 mm
Body lenght: 354 mm
The violin is inspired by an Ansaldo Poggi model based on a Guarneri model.
The back is in two pieces of Balkan maple.
The top, also in two pieces, is in spruce from the Italian Alps, with regular grain.
The varnish is transparent oil on a gold background.
PREMI E RICONOSCIMENTI
2014 | First and second prize in the international violin-making competition ‘Violin: Soul and Shape’ in Moscow in the category ‘Imitation of Old Instruments’
MILENA NOVENTA’s ATELIER
Viale Paolo Toschi, 8, Parma
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