Violins, violas, cellos, Restoration and repair, Evaluations, Baroque instruments, Apprentice instruments, Modern and baroque bows
Marco Maria Gastaldi was born in Cuneo (Italy) in 1969. He studied at “Civica Scuola di Liuteria” in Milan under the direction of Masters Luca Primon and Gabriele Negri, obtaining his Diploma in 1994.
Since 1991 he has been living in Cremona where he attended the Bow-making Course of Regione Lombardia held by masters Giovanni Lucchi, Germano Santi and Daniel Navea Vera. He was graduated as Bowmaker in 1996.
In October 2000 he took part at the IX Triennale di Strumenti ad Arco “Antonio Stradivari” of Cremona. His viola was exposed together with the best instruments in competition chosen for the Triennale Exhibition.
In November 2000 he obtained the Certificate of Merit for Violin Workmanship at the “14th International Competition and Exhibition” held in Cincinnati by the Violin Society of America.