Born in Cremona March 5th, 1959. As a boy, he had the opportunity to learn about woodworking in his fathers workshop and later with wood carvers and cabinet-makers. After junior school he enrolled at the A. Stradivari Institute of International Violinmaking in Cremona, attaining his diploma in 1978 under the guidance of Master Gio Batta Morassi and verified by Master Sesto Rocchi.
His violins are inspired by the great masters of the past and include Stradivarius, Guarneri and personal models. A balanced and harmonious style, with the use of mixed or oil varnish colored red-orange or amber, characterizes his work. Since 1981 he has taught at the A. Stradivari Institute of International Violinmaking in Cremona.
As an authority in the world of violinmaking, he has been an advisor at conservatories and music schools both in Italy and abroad (United States, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, France and Switzerland), and has worked in conjunction with important National and International Orchestras.
Always open to exchanges in a cultural and professional sense, he founded ALI (Associazione Liutai Italiani) and the Consortium of Violinmakers A. Stradivari in Cremona. From 1985 to 1988 he collaborated with Prof. Ciro Moschella in the publication of the book Liuteria Moderna dallOttocento al Novecento.