The Modern Italian
Violin Makers

by Dmitry Gindin

Nearly 500 instruments are featured in two large format, deluxe volumes, with over 700 pages that probe the lives and works of 60 core modern Italian violin makers and link them with their predecessors, contemporaries and followers.


  • The Antoniazzis, the Bisiachs and Their Circle
  • The Farottis
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini
  • Giuseppe Ornati
  • Ferdinando Garimberti
  • The Sgarabottos and Their Circle
  • The Scarampellas and Their Circle
  • The Gaddas
  • The Last of the Guadagninis
  • The Marchettis
  • Carlo Oddone
  • Giorgio Gatti
  • Annibale Fagnola
  • Evasio Guerra
  • The Roccas and Eugenio Praga
  • The Candi Brothers and Their Circle


  • The Degani Family and Their Circle
  • The Fiorinis and Their Circle
  • Ansaldo Poggi
  • The Pollastri Brothers and Their Circle
  • The Carlettis
  • The Soffrittis
  • The Capicchionis, Arturo Fracassi and Their Circle
  • Valentino De Zorzi and His Circle
  • Vincenzo Postiglione and His Circle
  • Giovanni Pistucci
  • Vittorio Bellarosa
  • Vincenzo Sannino and His Circle
  • Simone Sacconi and His Influence

The Modern Italian
Violin Makers

Approximate publication date: December 2021

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