Ardoli Massimo

Via Sigismondo Trecchi, 8a, Cremona, 26100 CR, Italia
Phone  +39 037226883+39 037226883

Violins, violas, cellos, Repair

Graduated from the International Violinmaking School of Cremona under the guidance of Maestro Gio Batta Morassi since 1989 he has been practicing the profession of luthier. Of considerable importance is his artistic and professional training in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Scolari where he worked for several years after graduating from school and participated in numerous competitions such as Baveno, Bagnacavallo, V.S.A. Competition and Triennale of Cremona.

He restores and builds baroque and modern bow and pinch instruments interpreting all the classic Cremonese models (Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati) and also models of contemporary luthiers. The paint is golden amber yellow with red-brown shades typical of the Cremonese school. He has participated in numerous competitions and his instruments are sold and appreciated in all parts of the world.

Since 1996 he has been teaching laboratory and painting at the International School of Violin Making where he holds the position of head of the organological museum. He took part in numerous educational projects such as “S.COMP.A.R.S.O.” (Study COMPLETION Ancient Original Stradivarian Find), “Tancredi” (Realization of baroque instruments for the execution of passages taken from the VIII book of the “Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi by Claudio Monteverdi”) and “Inlaid instruments”.

He has been a member of numerous commissions in the school environment and in collaboration with the Vocational Training Center of the Province of Cremona. Since 1991 he has opened a laboratory in Cremona, where he is dedicated to the construction of instruments based on models of the classical Cremonese school. Since 2010 he has opened a new shop in the historic center of Cremona in via Trecchi 8.

In addition, Maestro Massimo Ardoli was a member of the jury at the Pisogne 2014 violin making competition.