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Corrado Belli

Cremona, Italy

Corrado Belli have made violins, violas and cellos, for over 40 years. His work is deeply rooted in the Cremonese tradition, using copies of the original moulds and templates used by Stradivari, and personal models based on instruments by the great masters, such as Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini, and Bergonzi.
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Short Bio

Full Name: Corrado Belli

Age: 62


Experience: 48 Years

New making style: New


Master maker

Cremonese Traditional Handcraftsmanship

Graduated in the Italian violin making school


Silver Medal for Viola at the V° International Violin Making Competition "Antonio Stradivari", Cremona 1988

Locally making

Cremona, Italy

Maker Background

Corrado Belli started the Violin Making school in Cremona in 1974, at the age of 14, under the guidance of Maestro Giovanni Battista Morassi, who clearly had a deep influence in his first works. In 1978, right after finishing the school, Belli opened his own workshop in Cremona. After his 40 years of experience as a violin maker, Corrado Belli accomplished over 240 instruments, with high-level quality crafting.

In 1988, only ten years after opening his shop, Corrado Belli won the silver medal at the 5th Antonio Stradivari International Violin making competition in Cremona, with a viola.

Belli works with copies of the original moulds, templates and drawns by Stradivari that are kept by the Violin Museum in Cremona. His instruments are not meant to be copies of antique instruments, but contemporary interpretations of these masterpieces, with the traditional new look, very characteristic of the Cremonese instruments. His violins are finished with a beatifully transparent orange varnish, over a deep golden-yellow ground colour.

Based on instruments by the great Italian makers, such as Stradivari, Guarneri, Bergonzi, and Guadagnini, Belli developed his own character in each of his instruments, crafted with the highest Cremonese standards, from the wood selected to the varnishing and finishing.

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