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Alberto Giordano

Alberto Giordano Luthier
Italian, English, French
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+39 0102474105
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The scholar of Italian violin making

  • • Alberto’s work is a delicate balance between creativity and discipline
  • • His inspiration comes from the Genoese violin making tradition
  • • He is assistant curator of the 1743 “Il Cannone” by Guarneri del Gesù

“I started violinmaking as soon as I finished high school, in 1980,” remembers Maestro Alberto Giordano. “I saw an article on the Cremona violin making school in a magazine, with photos of the workbenches and of the students, and it seemed to me the most beautiful job in the world. I was lucky, because my parents supported and encouraged me to follow my dream.” After training in Italy and abroad, he returned to Genoa, where he opened his own workshop. In 1994, he began to collaborate with the Municipality of Genoa for the conservation of Paganini’s violin Il Cannone, which was made by Guarneri del Gesù in 1743. “That was a very important moment in my professional life, because of the intense and particular relationship with a very special violin, which had a strong reflection in the way I make my instruments,” explains Alberto.

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  • © Marco Ricci
  • © Alfredo Zagni
  • © F-Hole
  • © Marco Ricci
Photo: © Marco Ricci
Viola Da Gamba

The Viola Da Gamba was modelled after a Venetian instrument from the early 17th century; the scroll is a copy from Pellegrino Zanetto, Brescia from the second half of 16th century. It was fully handcrafted in spruce, maple and ebony.

Photo: © Alfredo Zagni

This instrument was fully handcrafted in spruce, maple and ebony. It was modelled after a famous violin made by Antonio Stradivari.

Length 35.7 cm

Photo: © F-Hole
Violin - Cannone replica

Alberto fully handcrafted this violin using spruce, maple and ebony. It was modelled after the famous Cannone by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, made in Cremona in 1743.

Length 35.3 cm

Photo: © Marco Ricci
Baroque cello

The Baroque cello was handcrafted in spruce, maple and ebony. Alberto drew inspiration from a model by Pietro Guarneri di Venezia. 

Length 75.3 cm

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