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I was born in 1969 in Perugia, amongst the hills of Umbria, Italy.
As a child I spent a lot of time in my grandfather’s sculpture workshop because using his working tools was fascinating. Together with this attraction to woodworking, I inherited from him the passion for music, which led me to study classical piano at the Conservatorio di Perugia. I keep playing the piano with different jazz ensembles.
In short, my interest in violin making comes as a perfect fusion of my passions in woodworking and music. I started my training at a local violin making school, where I made my first instruments. At the end of the three year course, I decided to become a professional violin maker. Therefore I left my job as a solicitor and I moved to England in order to improve my making and repairing skills at the Newark School of Violin Making.
From July 2007 to August 2010 I worked as a maker at the well-known Roger Hansell workshop, in North Yorkshire. Working with Roger has given me the opportunity to reach a truly professional level thanks to his skills as an instrument copyist and his remarkable ability to create tonal reproductions.
In 2010 I moved back to Italy, where I set up my workshop in Corciano, Perugia