Fabrizio Portanti, violin-maker from Cremona I am making violins, violas and cellos following classical cremonese violin-making tradition. I am paying particular attention to sound quality of my instruments and I am using special varnishes of my own making .
I was born on 29 August 1963. I graduated from the International School of Violin-making in Cremona in 1981. For five years I was perfecting my instrument-making skills under the supervision of Gio Batta Morassi.
Now I am an independent maker of violins, violas and cellos that I design myself in my workshop in Via Aselli, 37, Cremona.
I have taken part in several international competitions winning:
- Silver medal for a violin at the 6th International Triennal in Cremona in 1991
- Gold medal for the first place in the Tchaikowky International Competition in Moscow for best violin in 1994.