- Marco Coppiardi is a violin maker from Cremona, Italy who, after attending Cremona's violin making school and a period of apprenticeship with Francesco Bissolotti, has been working in Boston since 1992.
In 1997, he set up Coppiardi Violin Studios at the Waltham Mills to become caretaker of some of the finest instruments in the area.
In 2005, he moved his atelier to Harvard Square, Cambridge and became the official caretaker of the Guarneri del Gesú Goldberg for the Goldberg Foundation. Two years later, he moved his studio to Newbury Street in Boston, a few blocks from Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory.
In addition to his repair and restoration work, he makes a few violins and one or two cellos each year, following the well-established traditions of the Cremonese school.
Marco has given presentations on various aspects of violin making in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, the Newport Art Museum, and the Goldberg Festival in Tokyo and Toyama, Japan.
Passionate about science, he has collaborated with engineer Amit Zoran at MediaLab MIT on a study that blends craft and acoustic measurements. In 2013 Amit and Marco were awarded a patent for their original work. -