Andrea Varazzani was born in Napoli in 1982 and moved to the small village of Sesto Cremonese near Cremona in 1992. In 2000, he graduated from the “International Violinmaker School Antonio Stradivari” in Cremona, under the direction of the teachers Massimo Negroni and Wanna Zambelli. He worked for five years with the Master Daniele Tonarelli where he improved his style and techniques. In 2006 he opened a workshop in Sesto Cremonese, the town nearby Cremona.
His work is inspired by the classical Cremonese school of violinmaking, and he gives much attention to the materials, and to the production of the highest quality of sound. He uses alcohol and oil varnish together, resulting in both transparent and brilliant textures.
In the construction of his instruments, Andrea Varazzani uses both personal models, as well as creating reproductions of ancient traditional instruments. The woods are chosen personally and scrupulously; the processing is done entirely by hand, without the use of machinery, following the ancient Cremonese tradition. Every instrument made by Andrea Varazzani is an example of his passion for excellence, and every one is a unique Masterpiece.