Was born in Poggio Rusco (Mantova), Italy on 1st March 1962. He attended the Goldsmith's Art School for two years. He attended the four-year-course at the violin Making School in Cremona,and he got his Diploma in 1982.

He gets inspiration from Stradivari models but he also uses personal models, thus obtaining good results in National and International Competitions.

In 1990 he won the Silver  Award for a violin at Bagnacavallo Competition;

In 1991 he came 9th for a violin at the 6th Triennale of Cremona;

In 1992 he won the Bronze Award both for a violin and a cello at Bagnacavallo Competition, Ravenna ;

In 1997 he came 12th for a violin at the 8th Triennale of Cremona;

In 1999 he took part in a competition in"Città di Baveno" with a violin and he won the "Pro Loco Award"  with the highest score for its handicraft;

In 1999 he took part in "2ème Concours International de Lutherie" in Paris, and he came 10th  with a violin;

In 2000 he came 5th for a viola at the 9th Triennale of Cremona;

In 2000 he won the Silver Medal for Workmanship for a violin at the VSA Competition in Fort Mitchell (USA);

In 2001 he came 8th for a violin at the International Competition in Mittenwald (Germany);

In 2001 he took part in a competition in "Città di Baveno" with a violin and he won the "Pro Loco Award" with the highest score for its handicraft;

In 2003 he  was FINALIST for a violin at  the 10th Triennale of Cremona, - 6th place with a special honourable  Mention;

In 2004 he won a Certificate of Merit  for Workmanship for a violin at the VSA Competition in Portland ( USA );

In 2004 he took part in "Etienne Vatelot" Competition in Paris , and he was finalist 7°place  with a violin.

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