Massimo Negroni

Corso Pietro Vacchelli, 7, Cremona, CR, Italia

+39 037230721 - 334 3187251

+39 037230721

Massimo Negroni

Violins, violas, cellos
Restoration and repair
Apprentice instruments
Scientific documentation

Born in Cremona March 5th, 1959. As a boy, he had the opportunity to learn about wood-working starting in his father workshop and later with wood carvers and cabinet-makers.

After junior school he enrolled at the “A. Stradivari Institute of International Violinmaking” in Cremona, attaining his diploma in 1978 under the guidance of Master Gio Batta Morassi and verified by Master Sesto Rocchi.

His violins are inspired by the great masters of the past and include Stradivarius, Guarnerius and personal models. A balanced and harmonious style, with the use of mixed or oil varnish colored red-orange or amber, characterizes his work. Since 1981 he has taught at the “A. Stradivari Institute of International Violinmaking” in Cremona.

He has attended the course in violin restoration set up by the National Committee for the Safeguards and Standards in violinmaking, under the discipline of Master Diepper of London.

As an authority in the world of violinmaking, he has been an advisor at conservatories and music schools both in Italy and abroad (United States, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, France and Switzerland), and has worked in conjunction with important National and International Orchestras.

Always open to exchanges in a cultural and professional sense, he founded ALI (Associazione Liutai Italiani) and the Consortium of Violinmakers “A. Stradivari” in Cremona. From 1985 to 1988 he collaborated with Prof. Ciro Moschella in the publication of the book “Liuteria Moderna dall’Ottocento al Novecento”.