My Space: Lionnel Genovart

Screen Shot 2019-10-03 at 14.23.42

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This workshop has been where I’ve been based since 2005. Before that I was working at the I Violini shop in Buenos Aires as a luthier and restorer, having begun my training aged 14 with Franco Ponzo, one of the best-known teachers of lutherie in Argentina. I’ve also spent time learning the craft with Horacio Piñeiro in Mexico, Ivan Guimarães in Brazil and Burkhard Meyer in Buenos Aires among others. I chose this area of the capital because it has an excellent view, very little noise, and it’s situated only four blocks from the Teatro Colón. It’s also regarded as a musical district, with quite a few other violin and guitar makers working here.

Subscribe now to keep reading …

This article is available exclusively to subscribers – subscribe now

Already subscribed? Please sign in

Strad subscription

We’re delighted that you are enjoying our website. To access this content you need to be a subscriber.

As a subscriber you’ll receive:

  • Monthly issues* packed with news, interviews and features
  • Special supplements including Accessories, Degrees, Cremona and String Courses
  • A monthly digital edition and an archive of online issues going back to January 2010
  • Full access to all premium online content on
  • Two posters a year and the annual Strad Directory*

*To receive the posters, the Strad Directory and issues and supplements in print, you will need to take out a print + online package

 If you are not ready to subscribe, register now to enjoy a selection of free content (excludes premium subscriber-only articles)