Luiz Amorim’s career was built with a sensitive eye to nature’s shapes and textures, inspired by some teachers and the desire to transform materials with his hands. Born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1964, Luiz started his studies in mechanics at the Federal Center of Technological Studies in 1979, focused on technical drawing and projects. In 1985 he studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the State School of Music and Fine Arts. For ten years Luiz worked as a professional artist. He began his instrument making career in 1995, making lyres and kanteles. By this time, Luiz was learning how to play violin and cello. In 1998, feeling the need to be in the world of classical music, Luiz started learning how to make instruments from the violin family with a maestro who became his partner a few months later. In 2001 Luiz established his own workshop, where he and his team are doing restoration and violin making work that is exemplary in Brazil.