MILENA NOVENTA, PARMA (ITALY)

Milena Noventa was born in Brescia in 1982In 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[…]

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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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PAUL NOULET, LIMOGES (FRANCE)

With over 25 years of experience, several international awards, and 10 years of training in schools and workshops around the world, Paul Noulet now devotes himself exclusively to making professional instruments. His extensive research into the traditions of Italian master violin makers guides his approach to balancing the tension and[…]

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NOÉMIE VIAUD, RISSKOV (DENMARK)

Noémie Viaud is an award winning luthier based in Risskov, Denmark. She has been passionately making violins, violas and cellos for the past 24 years.  The search for a personal and ideal sound, warm, powerful, full of overtones, precise in its projection, balanced and inspirational, is an endless fascination for[…]

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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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GAWANG JUNG, CREMONA (ITALY)

Born in Incheon (South Korea) in 1990, Jung has graduated from a technological high school in 2008 and began to further cultivate his passion for classical music, especially for the violin. This period also saw the beginning of his strong interest in violin making, and his understanding that it would[…]

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MIRA GRUSZOW & GIDEON BAUMBLATT, WERDER (GERMANY)

The construction of a singing instrument has fascinated Gideon Baumblatt and Mira Gruszow from the very beginning and brought them to Cremona at a young age. It’s their common starting point on a path that took them to very different places and experiences and eventually reunited them on this quest[…]

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MICHELE BUCCELLÈ, ACQUANEGRA CREMONESE, CR (ITALY)

Michele Buccellè was born in Cremona on July 23, 1981. He studied at the International School of Violinmaking where he graduated in 2000 under the guidance of Masters Massimo Negroni and Wanna Zambelli. From 2001 to 2010 he worked in the workshop of Maestro Maurizio Tadioli where he perfected his[…]

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ULRIKE DEDERER, ZURICH (SWITZERLAND)

Ulrike Dederer is an award-winning luthier based in Zürich (Switzerland). She began her violin making training at the International violin making school in Cremona (Italy) under Vincenzo Bissolotti in 1989, receiving her diploma in 1993. She worked as a maker and restorer for over 12 years before opening her own[…]

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MARCO NOLLI, CREMONA (ITALY)

Born in Cremona on November 3rd 1964.He studied at the International School “A. Stradivari” in Cremona, obtaining the Master Luthier diploma in 1983 under the guidance of maestros Giorgio Scolari and Stefano Conia, he then studied at the workshop of M°Scolari where he trained his stylistic personality. At the same[…]

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