Marcello Villa e Vittorio Villa
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Vittorio and Marcello Villa are Italian violin makers. In their
workshop in Cremona, Italy, they make violins, violas, cellos, bowed
baroque instruments according to Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati's
Both Marcello and Vittorio 's particular passion is reproduction of Stradivari and Amati inlaid instruments, which they believe to be the quintessence of artistic and technical perfection.
Marcello Villa was born in Monza in 1965. He graduated in 1983 at the International School of Violin-making in Cremona, obtaining the highest possible merit in his final year. Marcello Villa was awarded in many violin making competitions as you can read in his web pages. His instruments distinguish themselves for many reasons: beauty and fine acoustics. For many years he has been dedicated to the reproduction of classical Italian instruments. He has made copies of instruments by Andrea Amati, Nicola Amati, Andrea Guarneri, Francesco Ruggeri, Guarneri del Gesł, Antonio Stradivari, all of which have been particularly appreciated in the U.S.A., Germany and Japan. Baroque-specialised musicians have shown great interest in his period instruments: viola d'amore, viola da gamba, pochette, lira da braccio, baroque violin, baroque viola, baroque cello.
Villa was born in Monza in 1961. He has a Conservatory Diploma
in Violin playing and has performed as a violinist with important
Italian orchestras. He graduated in 1992 at the International School
of Violin-making in Cremona. Also teacher at the same institute, he
furthermore had the opportunity to research the aspects of physical
acoustics in the field of bowed instruments. It is due to this
background, both as a performer and as a researcher, that Vittorio
Villa's instruments are sought after by musicians for their sound
quality in addition to their fine workmanship.