The traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona and our passion for exellence resonate between the walls of Andrea Varazzani’s workshop, where the noise of gouges, scrapers, rasps, chisels, planes, the colours of the fine wood, the odours of fresh oil paint blend together in a wonderful synthesis and so, passion, dedication and cure give shape to the shapeless.
Such skill, hard work, meticulousness, virtuosity, become Andrea Varazzani’s hand-craft, inspiring and paying homage to the refined art of sounds. Music is like a phoenix, which lightly and boldly raises its flight and with the wings momentum pleases gods and men. This same art makes us feel an emotional short joy that rises and sinks…
This violin is inspired by Andrea Amati, who in Cremona, in the first half of the sixteenth century, gave life to the instruments of the violin family.
Amati taking inspiration from the work of other luthiers, while copying, refining and adding ideas, he manages to build something original.However Andrea's greatness lies in having created an extremely efficient construction method: The Amati method, the famous Cremonese construction method.
Another of my instruments takes inspiration from the violin model of Guarneri del Gesù "Lord Wilton".
Through a deep study of the design of the original model, with eccentric shapes and full of personality, I succeed in the construction of an instrument without fear and definite. The result is a sound that is also powerful as well as delicate.
The cello was part of a group of 26 instruments built for the French royal house, made up of violins, violas and cellos.
Decoration: extensive gold and colored painting with the armorials and symbols of King Charles IX of France; this painting is thought to be later than the instrument based on stylistic development of surviving instruments by Andrea Amati, including the ca. 1559 propugnaculum-painted instruments which appear to later developed style than the present cello.
My interpretation of the famous "Cannone" by Guarneri del Gesù.
Its shapes, studied and worked by Guarneri, reach the present day, completing the Cremonese style now famous all over the world.
With the original designs and together with the use of precious woods, it is possible to build a rich and powerful sound, worthy of his nickname, given to him by Niccolò Paganini and which I confirm with absolute pride.
This viola, measuring 16’5”, is a model of the famous Andrea Guarneri.
The soft and harmonious sound is complemented by an amber-colored varnish, which emanates an energy capable of attracting the listener's attention.
The quality of the detail confirms a viola suitable for a young musician with the desire to grow together with the instrument, but does not despise the trained hand of an expert musician.
Another rightly celebrated violin, the “Lord Wilton” was ranked among del Gesù’s great masterpieces by the Hills in 1931 and has been in the possession of Yehudi Menuhin, now Lord Menuhin, since 1978.
The outline is broader in the lower bouts than previous models, emphasized by the flattened appearance at the upper and lower extremes.
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