Reference Library Biographies
The most distinguished of this bow making family was the Parisian maker known as Grand Adam
Bowmaker based in Mittenwald.
Important early maker working in the region of south Tyrol which is now part of Italy
Milanese maker strongly influenced by both Grancino and Testore
Jean-Francois Aldric was a French maker from a violin making family
Previously at W.E. Hill & Sons, London, Allen established his own business in 1891
English bow maker, served a five year apprenticeship at W.E. Hill and Sons
Presumed pupil of Giovanni Leonardo di Martinengo in Cremona. Maker of the oldest surviving instruments of the violin family
Elder son and pupil of Andrea. Recorded as a lute maker in 1559, and probably assistant to Andrea in the making of the Charles IX instruments
Dom Nicolo Amati was the pseudonym of the priest Dom Nicola Marchioni
Second son of Andrea, who worked in tandem with Antonio until 1588
Son of Nicolo, his hand is evident in instruments from 1670 onwards
Son of Girolamo, and most prolific member of the family
Presumed to be a pupil of Enrico Ceruti, from 1856 he lived in Mantua
An uncommon but significant maker of the Bergamo school, not connected with the later Antoniazzi family of Cremona and Milan
The son and pupil of Gaetano Antoniazzi. A significant figure in the establishment of the modern Milanese school
Younger son of Gaetano, like his elder brother, he worked with Bisiach and Monzino in Milan
Son of Leopold and the best of the Audinot makers, Nestor worked for Sebastian Vuillaume in Paris between 1863
Has made some good bows, a violin maker as well who has won medals for his instruments.
A distinguished maker with a refined and well-proportioned Amatese model.
In a trade that rewards roots and stability, Paul Bailly led a varied and mendicant life
A German maker, most likely working with the Gagliano family as his instruments bear strong similarities
The best of a small group of violin makers in Ancona on the Adriatic coast of Italy in the nineteenth century
The leading maker in Mantua, following Pietro Guarneri, Antonio Zanotti and his presumed teacher Camillo Camilli.