Via Antonio Gramsci, 8
50012 B.A. Ripoli
Firenze - Italy
Tel./Fax +39 055 68 21 121
Giuliano Merlini was born in Florence in 1965. He made his first violin at the age of sixteen as a self-taught maker. When he was seventeen he participated in a course of classical guitar construction organized by the Council of Florence with the collaboration of the master violinmaker Carlo Vettori.
In 1987 he became a pupil of master Renato Scrollavezza at the A. Boito Music School of Parma. After completing his diploma in 1992 he worked for two years in master Carlo Vettori’s workshop where he furthered his knowledge of old instruments and the various Italian and foreign schools.
In 1994, 2001 and 2002 he held a course on maintenance and repair of string instruments, in Ortonovo (La Spezia). Since 1996 he works for the theatre of Firenze as restorer of double basses.
He makes violins, violas, cellos, double basses, modern and Baroque bows as well as dedicating himself to restoration and instrument set-ups maintaining their original characteristics. He currently lives and works in Florence.