Violin making is truly a way of life, enriched by the creative aspects of artistic and artisanal work. This is why the students of Master in Replica Violinmaking typically have such high levels of motivation and interest that draw them from all over the world.
The passion for traditional woodworking, music and Italian culture are the common interests of all the students of this master and the rich cultural heritage of the school continues to encourage an exchange of skills, knowledge, and life experiences.
Maestro Giovanni Colonna, holder of the Master’s chair in Reproduction, in addition to being a luthier and a world-renowned teacher, is also one of the major traders of ancient Italian instruments, consequently in class the details of the instruments are studied live!
In addition to this, since 2014 Academia Cremonensis has financed several study projects on some of the most representative violins by Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu in collaboration with important university and cultural institutes. This laid the foundation for an Artistic Reproduction course based on a huge amount of material on the masterpieces of the past, such as photographs, UV fluorescence and tomography.
Each student of this course will learn how to create all the models that he will use for construction with CAD, bringing precision in reproduction to levels never seen before.
In addition to this, the students will participate on a monthly basis in courses with important experts in ancient violin making, which will help them to see the artistic side and the context in which each masterpiece was conceived.