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Davide Somenzi was born on May 14, 1967 in Casalmaggiore, a small city about 40km from center of Cremona. He currently lives in the Rivarolo del Re, a village in the province of Cremona.

Davide decided to become a violin maker when he was still a child. He doesn’t exactly remember what it was that triggered such a decision, whether it was the fascinating sound that emerged from the violin, or the unusual shape that so caught his eye when he visited an instrument exhibition in Palazzo Comunale in Cremona.

He remembers making little objects out of wood. He found a hand saw and pocket knife amongst his father’s tools. In the seasoned stockpile of wood for winter burning, he spotted some pieces that were just the right size.


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