My Space: Daniela Gaidano’s Meltina workshop


The Italian luthier presents her forest-surrounded shop

I moved to this workshop with my husband Alessandro Visintini in 2023 but we’ve been based in this area for around ten years. We met while playing in the same orchestra; I was a violist, he was a flautist, and both of us wanted to be violin makers!…

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