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    Welcome to my violin making studio in Milano, Italy.

    This is a temporary web page based on my old business 1993-2018 in Boston, MA. Since last summer I have moved to Milano and will update this page as soon as I can.

    Here, using only the methods, tools and materials of 16th-century Cremona, Italy, I create accurate replicas of Stradivarius, Amati and Guarneri instruments.  I am the only U.S. violin-maker working exclusively with these materials and methods.

    In addition, I provide a small group of musicians with maintenance and restoration services.

    In describing a 1715 Stradivarius replica I completed in the spring of 2009, eminent violinist Roman Totenberg said, “It looks like a Stradivarius, and sounds like the violin of a great Italian master.”  Professionals also value my technical precision, my integrity and unique, personal approach.  

    With strong connections throughout the classical music world, I am in an ideal position to broker the sale of prized violins.  I have become quite active in this role, which demands expertise in appraising the sound, pedigree, and condition of fine string instruments.  It also complements and enhances my violin-making work.  Most recently, I arranged the sale of a 1671 violin by Antonio Stradivarius.  

    Whether making violins, or restoring them, I strive to provide unsurpassed quality and service.