Violin Lorenzo Rossi

The master luthier Lorenzo Rossi of Milan offers the Competition, as a special prize, his precious violin built specifically for the 2021 edition. This instrument will be awarded to one of the three finalists at the discretion of the Jury.

Lorenzo Rossi

After getting diploma in “Bowed instruments construction”, he restoration career attending the workshops held by Maestro Carlos Arcieri (New York). The participation in courses of international interest enabled him to obtain up-to-date information on new materials and techniques constantly. That also gave him an opportunity to compare different styles and methods leading him to developing a specific personal taste.

Among the most important courses are: “Silicon Mold Making for the Reproduction of Bowed Instruments” held by M° Sharon Que, “Varnishing and Antichization Techniques of Bowed Instruments” held by M° Gregg Alf, “Set-Up and Sound Adjustment” with the M° Paolo Sorgentone and Michele Mecatti (Florence), the seminars of M° Guy Rabut (New York).

Teacher from 2008 to 2017 of “Construction of stringed instruments” at the “Civica Scuola di Liuteria di Milano” (attended by himself and completed with honors) and member of Associazione Liutai Italiani, Lorenzo Rossi started his workshop in 2004.

In 2008 he was awarded two silver medals in the categories of violin and cello at the National Violin Making Contest of Pisogne.
He provided consultation to: “The Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology” at the opening of “Luthier’s Workshop” after renovation – donation of Bisiach family;
Paola Calvetti – a writer of the Mondadori Publishing House whose works have been translated to various languages who integrated descriptions of antique instruments in her own novels;
Bode Ltd., and D’addario Italy (responsible for stringed instruments).

He has regularly participated in trade fairs taking place in Italy and abroad “Mondomusica” in Cremona, “Musikmesse Frankfurt” in Frankfurt am Main and “Music China” in Shanghai. There were several interviews dedicated to him by The Strad, “E’ lavoro” di Avvenire, Il Giornale, Radio 24, job Milano.

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