Sylvain Rusticoni violin, Stradivari model 2017
Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1976, Sylvain Rusticoni studied classical guitar and developed a passion for instrument making at an early age. After completing an engineering degree, he studied violin making at the National School of Lutherie in Québec, Canada, graduating in 2001. Rusticoni returned to Switzerland to join the workshop of Philippe Girardin for several years before establishing his own workshop in Neuchâtel in 2015. He won a gold medal for violin at the International Violin Making Competition of Pisogne in 2011.