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©Enrico Allorto
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Enrico Allorto

Enrico Allorto Luthier
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 3398487261
©Enrico Allorto

A multifaceted passion for music

  • • Enrico is both a musician and a luthier
  • • He is a talented wood carver and inlayer
  • • He conceived the Violino del Mare project

The professional path of luthier Enrico Allorto is rich. As a musician, he soon developed a deep interest in sound and its connection with various materials. He plays the guitar, bass tuba, percussions, industrial metallic tools and writes musical arrangements for marching bands. As a luthier, he graduated from Civica Scuola di Liuteria (School of Lutherie) in Milan. He started working on guitars and violins, then lutes, mandolins, violas da gamba, then he became a piano tuner and a restorer of fortepianos and harpsichords, finally he returned to stringed instruments. Thanks to his artistic talent, he also creates decorative elements for instruments such as sculpted headpieces, inlays, as well as carvings for instruments built by other luthiers.

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  • ©Enrico Allorto
  • ©Enrico Allorto
  • ©Enrico Allorto
  • ©Enrico Allorto
  • ©Enrico Allorto
Photo: ©Enrico Allorto
Standard Violin

This violin is a Stradivari model, handcrafted by Enrico Allorto using the classical lutherie techniques, following the traditional Cremonese method.

Photo: ©Enrico Allorto
Inlay work on a viola da gamba

This inlay work on the fingerboard and tailpiece of a viola da gamba represents small birds among plant and floral motifs. The instrument is a replica of a Barak Norman model by Valentina Montanucci.

Photo: ©Enrico Allorto
Restoration of a 1772 mandolin

Restoration of an ancient six course mandolin by Gianuarius Vinaccia, 1772. The instrument was open, fixed and refurbished. The mother-of-pearl decoration was renovated.

Photo: ©Enrico Allorto

This carved small headpiece was inspired by a Roman sculpture kept at the Louvre Museum and restored by French sculptor Nicolas Cordier. It was crafted to decorate a viol by Carlo Chiesa.

Photo: ©Enrico Allorto
Violino del mare

The instrument was made from wrecked or confiscated boats, used by smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. In this case Allorto followed the Renaissance and not the classical lutherie techniques, making staves and bending the wood exactly like you do for barrel making.

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