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Lorenzo Rossi

Lorenzo Rossi Luthier
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3346004157
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From punk guitarist to violin master

  • • It takes Lorenzo 300 hours to make a violin or a viola, 600 for a cello
  • • His instruments are used by several musicians in the orchestra of La Scala
  • • As a student he used to play bass guitar in a punk band

Lorenzo Rossi’s story began with sudden inspiration. At the time he was studying materials science at university and in his free time playing bass guitar in a punk band. It never crossed his mind to become a violin maker, but accompanying a friend to mend his guitar changed his life forever. “The following day I left university and enrolled in the Scuola Civica di Liuteria di Milano, the municipal violin making school. The smell of wood and the noises I heard in that workshop completely stunned me. As a teenager I had built the bass guitar I was playing on, but I never thought of becoming a luthier. At the beginning, my parents didn’t take it well, but I gave them the first violin I made, which they still guard as their most precious treasure.”

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Works

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Cello

Lorenzo built this cello following the classic methods of the Italian luthier tradition. The instrument was entirely crafted by hand and each part assembled according to ancestral procedures. The style of this instrument respects that of the Milanese school.

Lorenzo Rossi Luthier
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Violin

Lorenzo built this violin following the classic methods of the Italian luthier tradition. The instrument was entirely crafted by hand and each part assembled according to ancestral procedures. Lorenzo uses models of violins in his studio to create faithful reproductions of instruments respecting the Milanese school.

Lorenzo Rossi Luthier
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Violin II

Lorenzo built this violin following the classic methods of the Italian luthier tradition. The instrument was entirely crafted by hand and each part assembled according to ancestral procedures. The wood used to make each instrument is carefully chosen by Lorenzo to ensure it has an optimal acoustic. The style of this instrument respects that of the Milanese school.

Lorenzo Rossi Luthier
Photo: © Lorenzo Rossi
Violin III

Lorenzo built this violin following the classic methods of the Italian luthier tradition. The instrument was entirely crafted by hand and each part assembled without any machinery, according to ancestral procedures. In consideration of the environment, the gluing process was carried out in controlled conditions using hide glue. The style of this instrument respects that of the Milanese school.

Lorenzo Rossi Luthier

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