Violins, violas, cellos
Restoration and repair
Patrizio Orippi was born in Fidenza, in the province of Parma, on June 17th, 1970. 15 years later he decided to join the International School of Strings of Cremona, where he attended the courses of the Masters Vincenzo Bissolotti, Massimo Negroni and Stefano Conia.
He graduates in 1989 with honors, begins to improve attending the laboratory of Master Vincenzo Bissolotti and of the father, the master Francesco Bissolotti. For 3 years worked at a restorer of furniture as carver and cabinet, buying a great knowledge in the variety of wood and manual skill.
In 1997 working for a year in Germany in Saarbrucken in the laboratory of the master luthier T. Tebbi. He attended the laboratory, as further, the friend Master Stefano Gironi.
In 2006 opens his activities in Cremona. He builds violins, violas and cellos, inspired by Cremona’s great tradition of Violinmaking.
His varnish is transparent, brilliant; master Orippi is also particular careful at seasoning of materials, carefully selected.
He has a great interest for the stringed instruments of the first years of 900, in particular for the Masters Giuseppe Ornati, Ferdinando Garimberti and Giuseppe Fiorini, from whom he draws his inspiration.
In 2006, he participated with a cello to the XI triennial International Competition of stringed instruments of Cremona. He also participated to the IV National Competition of Violinmaking in Baveno, classifying with a viola at fourth place.
He has worked for some years in Cremona with Master Alessandro Gambarin, near A. Ponchielli theater.
He opened in 2012, his workshop in the historic center of Cremona.