I was born on December 31st 1973 in Reghin.
My introduction with the manufacturing of musical instruments was at a very early age , as violin making was a family tradition. Since I was little I used to stand by my father while he was working on something , trying to blend in by polishing a violin , thing that made me at the age of twelve , “ very useful “.
While attending a high-school specialized in wood carving , I decided to attend the courses of a violin making school . In 1991 , I started courses at the International Violin Making School of Cremona-IPIALL-, under the guidance of Master Wanna Zambelli , for four years. At the same school , I had as teachers Master Massimo Negroni , at varnishing , and Master Stefano Conia at restoration .
I finished my studies , obtaining the Master Violin Maker qualification , in Cremona , 1995 , when I returned to my country . Here I continued my training working with my father .