INGARS RANCEVIČS, RIGA (LATVIA)

Born on January 4, 1981 in Riga, Ingars Rancevicš studied the violin at the 5th Children’s Music School in Riga from 1987 to 1995. He then continued his education at the Jāzeps Mediņš Music School from 1995 to 1996 and the Jāzeps Mediņš College of Music in Riga, Department of[…]

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STEFANIE BILLE, ALLENSBACH (GERMANY)

Born in Mannheim in 1963, Stefanie Bille spent her youth and school years in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. After studying double bass for a semester at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, she trained in violin making at the State Vocational Violin Making School in Mittenwald from 1983 to[…]

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STEPAN SOULTANIAN, MAZOTOS (CYPRUS)

Stepan Soultanian was born in Cyprus in 1965 but moved to London at an early age. He started playing the violin at seven years old and was fifteen when he met a local violin repairer. The sight of all the tools and the smell in the workshop fascinated him so[…]

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ALBERTO GIORDANO, GENOVA (ITALY)

Alberto Giordano graduated from the International School of Violin Making in Cremona in 1984; attended master Sesto Rocchi in his villa-atelier in San Polo d’Enza and the workshop of Gregg Alf and Joseph Curtin in Cremona; settled in Genoa, his hometown, in 1987.A member of ALI – Gruppo liutai professionisti[…]

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GIORGIO GRISALES, CREMONA (ITALY)

Giorgio Grisales was born in Colombia in 1963 and in 1982. He moved to Cremona to study the art of violin making that has always fascinated him.In 1988 he graduated as Master Luthier at the “International Violinmaking School” of Cremona and later attended a course organized by “Regione Lombardia”, at[…]

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MARCO OSIO, CREMONA (ITALY)

Marco Osio is an internationally renowned violin maker, born on 22 December 1976 in Manerbio, Italy. He began his training at the International Violinmaking School in Cremona in 1990, graduating in 1994 under the guidance of master Giorgio Scolari. During his training, he had the opportunity to work with master[…]

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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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