Ada Quaranta

Music has played an integral part in Ada Quaranta’s life since childhood when, at age ten, she began violin studies and she was awarded a Diploma in Violin Performance and an Intermediate Qualification in Viola Performance.

In 1988 she attended the Antonio Stradivari International Violin Making School in Cremona. Between 1992 and 1999, Ada pursued her passion for restoring classical instruments in some of the finest and most respected Ateliers specializing in restoration work, including J.F. Schmitt in Lyon and Geigenbau Machold in Bremen.

In the following years, she enjoyed an intensely creative and fruitful relationship with Roger G. Hargrave in Meyenburg. By working alongside the Master violin maker, Ada perfected her talent and capabilities and together they created superlative reproductions of classical Italian instruments.

Ada returned to Italy in 2001 and opened her atelier. She dedicates herself to the art of making modern and baroque instruments of the highest aesthetic and acoustic quality, which are today known and admired throughout the world.

Ada’s instruments are the fruits of a marriage between the traditional methods of the finest classical Cremonese makers and the most recent developments in acoustics. Her instruments have won numerous prizes in top-flight international competitions and amply satisfy the expectations of some of the world’s leading musicians.


Back length: 352mm – String length: 328mm
Upper bout: 167.5mm – Middle bout: 110.5mm – Lower bout: 206mm