I’ve been based at this workshop for the past 20 years. It’s right in the centre of Cremona, just by the cathedral. I first came to the city in 1982, when I began studying at the Cremona School of Violin Making. At that time, there were only around 40 violin makers here. Now there are more than 150. Around 50 of us make up the Consorzio Liutai Cremona, of which I’m the current president. We promote Cremonese violin making around the world, through international exhibitions and recently campaigned to have Cremonese violin making recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco.
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