Violins, violas, cellos, Double basses, Restoration and repair, Instruments for children
Sandro Asinari was born in the Cremona Province in 1969. He studied at the International School of Violinmaking in Cremona under Vanna Zambelli and graduated in 1987. He was a student of Master Gio Batta Morassi at the CEE Workshop, where he refined his skills. He opened his own workshop in 1991.
He has participated in several national and international violin making competitions. In Baveno he was awarded various prizes: best “Young Violin Maker” in 1991, first and second prizes in the violin category (1991-1993), second prize and best sound in the viola category (1995), third prize for cello (1997), and best varnish in 2001.
At the Cremona Triennial 10th edition he was awarded an honorable mention for viola.
He received second prize at the Wieniawski violinmaking competition in Poznan in 2006. He received second prize at the Nacod competition as well as best workmanship in 2008. That same year, he won the Arvenzis Violin competition. In 2009 he was a finalist in the viola category at the “Eufonia” European Competition.
He taught a course in scroll carving at the International School of Violinmaking in Cremona.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Consortium of Violinmakers “Antonio Stradivari” Cremona and a council member of the Associazione Liutai Italiani, where he has covered the roles of secretary and vice-president.
His production is inspired by the great masters of the antique Cremonese school, in particular Antonio Stradivari. His violins are appreciated in Italy and abroad, especially in Japan, Taiwan, China, USA and Australia.