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Nicola Lazzari: born in Desenzano del Garda (Brescia) on 22.11.61
In 1979 he graduated from the International Violin-Making School in Cremona with the giudance of Maestro Giobatta Morassi.
Having finished school he began to gain professional experience in the workshop of Maestro Giobatta Morassi where he remained for about ten years until 1990.
He then went on to open his own workshop in via Beltrami in Cremona where he worked for six years, while maintaining contact with and comparing his work to his fellow violin-makers in the town.
He is currently working in his workshop in Casalbuttano, in the province of Cremona. He takes special inspiration for his production of violins, violas and cellos from pieces by Stradivarius, in particular violas and has made a small 1761 Landolfi model.
He has taught at the INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN-MAKING SCHOOL in Cremona, on a special course dealing with practical skills for the workshop.
He is a member of the ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF VIOLIN-MAKERS and
PROFESSIONAL VIOLIN AND BOW-MAKERS SOCIETY.

He has taken part in various international and national competitions, gaining recognition many times.

The following number among his most important achievements:

1981 - Silver medal at the 6th WIENIAWSKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AT POZNAN for the best varnishing and crystal cup for the youngest finalist.

1982 - Finalist in the 3rd CREMONA INTERNATIONAL TRIENNAL with a violin and a viola.

1985 - First prize in the 4th CREMONA TRIENNAL for the best viola.

1986 - Finalist with a violin at the 7th WIENIAWSKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AT POZNAN, obtaining the highest marks for violin-making

 

 

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