I trained at the Cremona International Violin Making School under the tuition of masters V. Bissolotti and W. Zambelli and obtained my diploma in 1984.
Since 2000 I regularly take part in the Oberlin Violinmaking Workshop where I work in close contact with some of the best American and European luthiers in a continuous and rich exchange of opinions and experiences.
In my workshop I devote all my time to the making of violins, violas and cellos of the finest quality, inspired by the classical Italian schools of violinmaking.
Since 1998, I regularly take part in International Violin making Competitions where I have won numerous prizes:
4 Gold Medal: Cremona 2009, Parigi 2004, Manchester 2004, Mittenwald 2001;
4 Silver Medal: VSA 2010 e 2002;
2 Bronze Medal: Mittenwald 2005, Cremona 2003;
18 Certificates of Merit or Special Prizes: International Violinmaking Competition from 1998 to 2010.
I have served on the jury panel of:
“Etienne Vatelot” International Violinmaking Competition – Paris 2011
VioloncellenSeine – Cello Making Competition – Paris 2014
Metelka Competition – International Violinmaking Competition – Prague 2017
I am member of the Entente Internationale des Maître Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art and the Violin Society of America.