Davide Sora Bio
Born and raised in Cremona, I got my degree at the International Violin Making School of Cremona in 1982 under the guidance of master Giobatta Morassi.
I started my individual professional career in 1984; since 1986 I have my workshop in via Decia 22 in Cremona. All my instruments are registered in my personal archive with detailed photos and measurements as a guarantee against falsifications and my production is limited to three or four instruments per year.
As a further guarantee for customers in 2019 I registered my trademark in various Countries.
From 2000 to 2019 I worked with the Cremona violin making school as part of a project to study the various topics for fourth year students.
In the 2017-2018 school year I taught the subjects Laboratory, Varnish Application and Maintenance for the third, fourth and fifth years students.
I was invited as a speaker at some conferences and I wrote articles for The Strad’s Trade Secrets and for the Michigan Violinmakers Association newsletter.
I was awarded in four editions of the Triennale Internazionale di Cremona: in 1991 with the silver medal for a viola, in 2003 with the third prize for a violin, in 2006 with the silver medal for the second prize for another violin, in 2015 with the third prize and the special prize offered by the Polish Union of Artist Violin Makers for the violin with the best acoustic quality.
In 2012 I began producing videos to illustrate the various stages of construction of the violin, all viewable on my YouTube channel, highly appreciated both by professional colleagues with a view to a fruitful exchange of experiences, both by musicians and by enthusiast of violin making in general.
Source: Maker’s Website