(Poggio Rusco 1962). Then Mr. Salvadori attended the four-year-course at the violin Making School in Cremona receiving his diploma in 1982. His inspiration is from Stradivari models but he also uses personal models. He is one of the most successful and decorated makers today!
For the first ten years after graduation, Luca Salvadori devoded himself to making violins, violas and cellos, above all, concentrating on improving his technical skills. He got inspiration mainly from the instruments made by Stradivari for the Medicis’ Court: as these instruments have hardly ever been played,they have remained almost intact, as if they had just come out of the great Maestro’s workshop. He subsequently began to take an interest in the work of early 19th century Italian violin makers such as Sgarabotto, Pollastri, Ornati and above all, Garimberti. He was particularly impressed by the elegance and warmth created by a style which was less formal than Stradivari’s but equally accurate in the details. Luca has more than 30 years of experience as a professional violin maker in addition to making instruments inspired by the work of the major luthiers of the early 19th like Garimberti. Luca also makes antiqued instruments modelled after the most beautiful works of Stradivari.
Biography: Luca was born in Poggio Rusco (Mantova), Italy on 1st March 1962. He attended the Goldsmith’s Art School for two years. He attended the four-year-course at the violin Making School in Cremona and he received his Diploma in 1982. He gets inspiration from Stradivari models but he also uses personal models, thus obtaining good results in National and International Competitions. Career
In 1990 he won the Silver Award for a violin at Bagnacavallo Competition;
In 1991 he came 9th for a violin at the 6th Triennale of Cremona;
In 1992 he won the Bronze Award both for a violin and a cello at Bagnacavallo Competition, Ravenna;
In 1997 he came 12th for a violin at the 8th Triennale of Cremona;
In 1999 he took part in a competition in”Città di Baveno” with a violin and he won the “Pro Loco Award” with the highest score for its handicraft;
In 1999 he took part in “2ème Concours International de Lutherie” in Paris, and he came 10th with a violin;
In 2000 he came 5th for a viola at the 9th Triennale of Cremona;
In 2000 he won the Silver Medal for Workmanship for a violin at the VSA Competition in Fort Mitchell (USA);
In 2001 he came 8th for a violin at the International Competition in Mittenwald (Germany);
In 2001 he took part in a competition in “Città di Baveno” with a violin and he won the “Pro Loco Award” with the highest score for its handicraft;
In 2003 he was FINALIST for a violin at the 10th Triennale of Cremona, – 6th place with a special honourable Mention;
In 2004 he won a Certificate of Merit for Workmanship for a violin at the VSA Competition in Portland (USA);
In 2004 he took part in “Etienne Vatelot” Competition in Paris , and he was finalist 7th place with a violin.