An artisanal making
inherited from the sixteenth century
Modern and baroque violins, violas and cellos are hand-made, using techniques that have been employed since the 16th Century. The woods that I use are spruce, maple, poplar and pearwood. These are selected and dried naturally for several years. I take my inspiration from the great 16th, 17th and 18th Century Master instrument-makers of Cremona, Brescia and Venice.