Ricardo Carrasquilla Grisales was born in Colombia on May 25th, 1980.
In 1998 he graduates from high school and between 1998 and 2000 he commits himself to different cultural activities like dance, music and plastic art. When he is twenty he decides to come to Italy in order to become a violinmaker, following the example of his uncle, Giorgio Grisales.
In 2000 he attends the International Violinmaking School in Parma under Master Renato Scrollavezza’s direction; he takes the degree in 2003, he is member of the Associazione Liutai Parmensi and he specializes in Cremona by working at his uncle’s workshop, where he can improve and deepen his knowledge of such a marvellous art as violinmaking.
He attends several courses and seminars about the restoration and set-up of bowed instruments. In 2003 he takes part into the Triennial Competition and his instrument is published in the catalogue.
He draws inspiration from the classical models of the Cremonese School and his own instruments are very appreciated all over the world, especially in the East.
He is still supporting his uncle Giorgio at Grisales workshop in the centre of Cremona, where he is the head of the workshop, and he also has cooperated in writing the monographs about Garimberti and Ornati.
Since 2009 he has been member of Associazione Liutaria Italiana "ALI".