Biography

Fabrizio Portanti, violin-maker from Cremona I am making violins, violas and cellos following 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.