Stefano Trabucchi was born on Febbruary 5th, 1970 in Sondrio Italy in a family of musicians. When I was 8 years old I started to play the violin and, since then Ive been attracted and fascinated by this instrument and consequently by lutherie and its secrets.
Thats the reason why, at 14, I enrolled in the International School of Lutherie A. Stradivari, where I graduated in 1988 gaining full marks.
Immediately after the diploma, I integrated in Master Nollis workshop where I learned all the tricks of the trade.
As I finished my internship in 1992, I opened my own workshop at Via Bella Rocca14, in the centre of Cremona. Here, by practicing constantly, Ive improved and perfected my skills, in particular as for the construction of the classical quartet (violin, viola, cello).
Ive also made some Baroque instruments, such as a pochette (directly inspired by Stradivaris models) and violas damore.
Stradivaris tradition, its features and models are my main inspiration. In addition to traditional modern instruments, Ive focused my production on making copies of ancient instruments.
My creations are appreciated worldwide, especially in the USA, Japan, Germany, and Italy of course.
My company is a sole trader and registered at the Craftsmen Register of Cremona Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2010, Im the Luthiers group leader of Cremona Confartigianato (its the confederation of the Italian craftsmen), and vice president of this association