Fabrizio Portanti, violin-maker from Cremona I am making violins, violas and cellos following the classical cremonese violin-making tradition. I dedicate special attention to the sound quality of my instruments, using personally seasoned wood and a special spirit varnish prepared in my laboratory.

I was born in Cremona on 29 August 1963. I graduated from the International School of Violin-making in Cremona in 1981 under the guidance of Master Wanna Zambelli.

After graduation, for 5 years, I attended the laboratory of Gio Batta Morassi perfecting my style and honing my skills.

Now in my workshop in Via Aselli 37 in Cremona I make violins violas and cellos on personal models inspired by classical Cremonese violin making.

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.

The Works

Find some of the Violins, Violas of Cellos made by Fabrizio Portanti in the last years.