Stefano Trabucchi was born in Sondrio on February, 5th 1970, in a family of musicians. When he was 8, he started to play the violin and, since then he has been attracted and fascinated by this instrument and consequently by lutherie and its secrets.That’s the reason why, at 14, He enrolled in the International School of Lutherie “A. Stradivari”, where he graduated in 1988 gaining full marks.Immediately after the diploma, he integrated in Master Nolli’s workshop where he learned all the tricks of the trade.As he finished my internship in 1992, he opened my own workshop at Via Bella Rocca14, in the centre of Cremona. Here, by practicing constantly, He has improved and perfected his skills, in particular as for the construction of the classical quartet (violin, viola, cello).
He has also made some Baroque instruments, such as a pochette (directly inspired by Stradivari’s models) and violas d’amore.In addition to traditional modern instruments, he has focused my production on making copies of ancient instruments.His creations are appreciated worldwide, especially in the USA, Japan, Germany, and Italy of course.
Since 2010, he is the Luthiers’ group leader of Cremona Confartigianato (it’s the confederation of the Italian craftsmen), and vice president of this association.