16 1/8" Filippo Fasser viola, Brescia 2012. It bears a facsimile label of Maggini.
Italian maker Filippo Fasser has been a professional violin maker since 1992, working in the heart of Brescia, Italy. He was born in Salò, near Brescia, on August 20th 1967, and attended the Violin Making International School of Cremona, where he graduated in 1998. His inspiration focuses on important violin makers who worked in the Lombard-Venetian area outside Cremona from 1600 to the beginning of 1900 such as Gio Paolo Maggini, Gasparo da Salò, Matteo Gofriller, Pietro Guarneri da Venezia, Francesco Mantegazza, Stefano Scarampella and Pietro Giacomo Rogeri.
In 2000, he founded the Officina Musicale, an association that organizes musical, artistic and cultural events with the purpose of promoting the art and science of violin making. Since May 2000, Officina Musicale has been setting up the "Concerto in Movimento" and many other shows.