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I started making lute type instruments around the second half of the 1980s.
In 1985 I graduated in classical guitar at the Conservatory in Padua. Then I studied lute for six years with M° Terrell Stone.
I began building instruments professionally in 1993.
As well as having had practical help from other instrument makers, my apprenticeship has largely consisted of making
a close study of the historic instruments that I have been able to examine in the collections of various museums, such as:
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna; The V&A Museum and the Royal College of Music in London;
The Musée de la Musique in Paris; The Metropolitan Museum in New York; The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford;
The instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection; The Civico Museo Medievale and the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna .
I am particularly interested in doing further research on the lute making traditions that have made Padova famous: like those exemplified
in the instruments made by Michele Hartung, Vendelino Venere, Cristoforo Eberle, Vendelino Eberle, Pietro and Giovanni Railich and so on.
To date (year 2016) I have made more than 180 instruments.