Violins, violas, cellos
Diego Tajè was born in Cremona in 1966. He became fascinated by the art of violin making already in youth. Therefore he frequented regularly several violin makers ateliers, watching the masters at work and even many times he went to the Civic Museum of Cremona to admire the beautiful masterpieces of the famous violin makers.
After University Studies he achieved the status of Doctor Agronomist, and worked for more than ten years in the field of consulting while his interest for violin making was increasing year after year. He decided to practice violin making with the crucial support of the following masters violin makers: first he went to Massimo Negroni shop’s and than to Bissolotti and his Son’s.
He also succeeded to be admitted directly to the 3rd of a five years course at the world wide well-known international violin making school in Cremona (IPIALL A. Stradivari ). He mostly uses alcool-base varnish, the colour varies from amber to red-orange on a golden base but he has used oil-base varnish as well.
In 2005 he made the proposal to the Municipality of Cremona to implement the Varnish Museum basing the project on the book, “Farmacopea Augustana 1734”, found in a ancient pharmacy in Cremona. Since 2007 in the Natural Sciences Museum of Cremona you can visit the room where you can find the most used varnish components with the description by Maestro Massimo Negroni. The production comprises of violins, violas and cellos.