Gio Batta Morassi, Luthier, 1934-2018


Giovanni Battista Morassi died on 27 February at the age of 83. One of the key figures in 20th-century Cremonese lutherie, he taught several of today’s finest makers at the International Violin Making School in Cremona, and was a well-known figure for his scholarship and knowledge of materials.

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