Sofia Vettori, Firenze Italy 2019
A fine Italian violin by Sofia Vettori, Firenze Italy 2019
(With Makers certificate & photo “violin diary”)
Sofia Vettori filia Paoli Fecit Florentiae A.D. 2019.
Signed to the back Modello Guarneri Del Gesu - Il Cannone -
and signed to the upper block DIPLADENIA.
The "Dipladenia" is a flowering bush Dipladenia with wide leaves that grow into a heart shape and are smooth.
This beautiful example of her making includes a dendrochronological report regarding the wood used for this violin. It proves that it is 200 year old wood from the beams of a Florentine palace of the XIX Cent and from an artifact originally from Mantua.
Sofia Vettori was born in Fiesole in 1981, as the daughter of Paolo and the granddaughter of Dario, known as “Il liutaio della montagna”. She began to take an interest in the world of music at a very early age, studying the violin first privately, then at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. In 2005, she was awarded her diploma under the guidance of Petru Horvath at the Mascagni Conservatory in Livorno. She also attended the Faculty of Literature in Florence, studying the old Mesopotamian archeology and was awarded her diploma in 2004. Sofia devotes herself to restoration, research on varnishes, and the adjustment of the instruments, as she is a professional violinist. For her instruments, she prefers “the older-looking” work, using models of Guarneri del Gesù to follow his technique and esthetic. Studying the old formulas of varnish, which she found in old manuscripts of her grandfather Dario, she increased her research in the matter. Sofia’s research allowed her to reach the quality of the varnish typical of her family members’ instruments.