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MATTIA RIVA VIOLIN MAKER

I was born in Varese on 4th December 1972.

After receiving my diploma at the Arts High School in Varese, I attended the International Violin Making School in Milan and I achieved a degree in violin making and restoration under the guidance of Maestros Luca Primon (violin-making), Marco Piccinotti (varnishing) and Gabriele Negri (restoration).

I collaborated with Maestro Marco Piccinotti and after I have frequented the restoration workshop of Maestro Gabriele Negri, with whom I share a passion for Milanese lutherie of the twentieth century.

I refined my background taking part to several courses, among which the “Specialized Courses in Restoration” (by M° Carlos Arcieri and assisted by M° Gabriele Negri at the “Perosi Accademy” in Biella) but also other disciplines like the course in “Bow-repairing and bow-rehairing” (by M° Pietro Cavallazzi in Milan), “Varnishing techniques” (by M° Gregg Alf in Parma) “Set up and sound adjustement” (by M° Carlos Arcieri in Biella) and “Reliefing techniques of historical instruments” (by M° Sharon Que in Parma).

I have taken part to fairs, competitions and exhibitions in Europe (Cremona, Frankfurt, Mittenwald, Poznan and Paris) and Asia (Shanghai and Tokyo), gaining experience and consolidating international partnerships.

Via F Del Cairo, 33. VARESE, 21100, Italy

Contact Mattia Riva
Tel/fax +39 0332 232872


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