GINO SFARRA, L’AQUILA (ITALY)

Gino Sfarra makes violins, violas and cellos completely by hand according to the traditional Milanese school. He uses his own models and the varnish is classic traditional Italian oil varnish. On request he also makes copies, antiqued and baroque. He performs restorations and repairs as well as set up and[…]

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GREGG ALF, ANN ARBOR (MICHIGAN | UNITED STATES)

Widely respected as one of today’s leading violinmakers, Gregg Alf played the violin as a child and studied instrument making in Italy for eight years, graduating in 1980 from the International Violinmaking school in Cremona. He returned to the USA with his friend Joseph Curtin and in 1984 founded the[…]

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LUCA BARATTO, CREMONA (ITALY)

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[…]

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STEFANO CONIA, CREMONA (ITALY)

“My goal has always been one: to manufacture more instruments than Stradivari did” and he’s not too far from the goal. Stefano Conia, born in 1946, is one of the representatives of contemporary Cremonese violinmaking, one of the founders of the renewed violinmaking tradition, reborn under the sign of Stradivari.[…]

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