I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991. At a very young age I started to show interest in woodworking thanks to being part of a Scouts group, which I joined at the age of five.
Later on in my youth, I started taking violin lessons with the maestro Roberto Cuccurulloand joined the “Camerata de Bernal” as a player.
Combining these two passions of music and woodworking, I decided to move to Cremona, Italy to pursue my studies in violin making at the I.P.I.A.L.L. Institute (Istituto Professionale Internazionale del Artigianato Liutario e del Legno, “Antonio Stradivari”).
I currently collaborate with Liuteria Tonewood, one of the leading suppliers of maple wood for instruments. With Liuteria Tonewood I have participated at Cremona Mondomusica and have visited the forests in Croatia to enhance my theoretical and practical knowledge of wood. Through this involvement with the company, I have developed a unique expertise on the whole process involved in the preparation of wood used in violin making, from the cutting of the tree to the moment the wood is dried. I apply this knowledge and techniques to expertly select the best wood to use for my instruments.
My workshop is in the city centre of Cremona, just a stone’s throw from the home of Stradivari.
I take pride in understanding all the technical processes which go into creating a great violin and usually make around 8 a year. I know the whereabouts of most of my instruments and get to see them from time to time as the musicians who commission them often become friends.
As part of my working process, it’s important to me that I handpick every single piece of wood for my instruments to ensure that each piece is of the highest quality and to make certain that every one of my instruments will have a long lasting life.
I work alone from scratch on each instrument and, as I have a background in Engineering, I also have a keen interest in the physics of the instrument and the importance this has on the acoustics.
Each handmade top and back has its own individual and specified arching to enhance the sound quality of the instrument. Varnishing is an integral part of my process as I use my own recipe having selected the different components matching my style of construction to get the highest quality of sound for my instruments. During the set up stage I apply strict attention to detail, making certain that each instrument is always well balanced, with perfect equilibrium between the strings.