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JAMIE MARIE LAZZAKA

Born on November 12th, 1959 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A. In 1960 she moved to Los Alamitos in California. she began playing the violin at age 8. In her youth she attended courses and exceeded in leather working, ceramics, and batik.

At California State University in Long Beach she pursued wood carving, technical drawing, design and furniture construction. She played in the orchestra of the University. In 1979 she settled in Florence. From 1979 to 1981 she attended the International University of Art in restoration of fine art, under the teachers: Umberto Baldini, Antonio Paolucci, Ornella Casazza, Carlo Ragghianti, etc. and graduated with a masters in restoration. From 1981 to 1985, she moved to Cremona to study at the prestigious School of Violin Making in Cremona. She graduated in violin making under the Maestro Giorgio Scolari. In 1987 she opened her own studio in the historic center of Florence, where she builds and restores instruments.

In 1993 the great soloist, Itzhak Perlman, violin ordered a “Lazzara” which was built by copying every detail from the original Stradivari “Soil” made in 1714.

Via dei Leoni 4/R, FLORENCE, 50122, Italy

Contact Jamie Marie Lazzara
Tel +35 0552 80573


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