Master Violinmaker Sandro Asinari
Making and Repair
Violins Violas Cellos Double-Basses

The  new workshop

The life



Sandro Asinari was born in the province of Cremona in 1969. At the age of 14 he enrolled in the International School of Violin Making in Cremona, attracted as he was by music and musical instruments.

Receiving his diploma in 1987, Sandro Asinari studied at the CEE Bottega Scuola project under the guidance of Maestro Gio Batta Morassi, with whom he completed his violin making studies, eventually opening his own workshop in Cremona in 1991.

He participated in numerous violin making competitions, both of national and international level such us Mittenwald, Paris, Nacod and placing as finalist in the competitions of Moscow, Bagnacavallo and Dolny Kubin . At the X Cremona Triennale competition he received a mention of honor for a viola and at the XI Wieniawski violinmaking competition in Pozan he received the Second Place.

During the course of his carreer he received numerous prizes at the Baveno competition: Best Young Violin maker(Photo2 59Kb), First and Second Places in the violin category(Photo1 52 Kb), Second Place in the viola category and Special Mention for the best sound quality, Third Place in the category Cello and the Best Varnish prize. (Photo 50 Kb)

As a teacher at the International School of Violin Making in Cremona he gave courses in the specialty of scroll carving. He is member of the A. Stradivari Violin Makers’ Consortium of Cremona and secretary of the National Association of Professional Violin Makers A.L.I.

His instruments are inspired by the great masters of the antique Cremonese school, Antonio Stradivari in particular, yet show inventiveness, personality and style. They are especially appreciated not only by Italian conservatory teachers, students, and orchestral players, but also in Japan, U.S.A. and in Taiwan.

The gallery

Instruments available

 Sandro Asinari picture
Sandro Asinari

violin 1997
Asinari's violin 1997

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Via Manini 26, 26100 Cremona (Italy)
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