Francesco Piasentini Bio
A Material Engineer since 2001, in the same year I graduated as an “Operator for Violin Making” in Cremona. I then began my training in the restoration and the construction of classical and Baroque string instruments at Giovanni Lazzaro’s Atelier.
After obtaining a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, I devoted himself to violin making. Over the years I have worked as a restorer on instruments of Modern Masters (Fagnola, Pareschi, Pollastri, Rocca, etc..) and on creations of Don Nicola Amati, Gasparo da Salò, Klotz family, Michele Deconet.
Since 2015 I have been working in my own Studio in Ponte San Nicolo’ (Padova, Italy).
I offer X-ray MicroCT services for bowed stringed instruments, together with TEC-Eurolab, in Modena, Italy.
About my work:
“Passion for wood and music drives my craftsmanship. Embracing every material irregularities, shaping its character in harmonic proportions.. It’s like a symphony of patient pleasures”
“With the X-ray MicroCT you can have new perspectives on wonderful creations. You can make a virtual tour of a violin, investigating every detail and extracting precious information about its creation.”
Source: Maker’s Website