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Bruce Carlson and Bernard Neumann have been working together since 1986 and both are graduates of the International Violinmaking School of Cremona.

Bruce Carlson began his studies at Cremona where he received his diploma in 1979. He also perfected his skills as a restorer with Hans Weisshaar in Los Angeles. Early on in his activity, because of his experience in restoration, he was entrusted with the repair and maintenance of the Stradivari Museum collection and of the City Collection of Classic Cremonese Instruments.

Bernard Neumann originally came into the Carlson workshop in 1986 on a grant from his homeland Canada, and, in the end, stayed on as an employee. Bernard honed his skills and in time became a vital part of the workshop. In 1991 the time was ripe to form a new company, enlarging to offer a full service workshop for musicians. 

At present, they are entrusted with the small but prestigious collection of musical instruments that includes the violin by Joseph Guarnerius 'del Gesù' “the Cannon” of 1743 that once was the musical companion of the great Genovese violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini, the Gasparo da Salò double bass, conserved in the Salò museum, and the Paganini Stradivari Quartet belonging to the Nippon Foundation while the instruments were entrusted to Quartetto di Cremona.


  • Sound adjustment
  • Insurance
  • Restoration and Conservation
  • Appraisals and Certification
  • New instrument making
Cremona Musica 2020 - Information Carlson & Neumann - Brochure

address Via Robolotti, 14/16 - 26100 Cremona (CR) - IT
phone +39 0372 35582
mobile +39 348 3661990
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