• OUR PHILOSOPHY

    The aim which we try to pursue in our daily work is to make a new instrument which may satisfy the requirements of a professional player and respect the best examples of the past.

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  • OUR MODELS

    Scrollavezza & Zanrè instruments may be commissioned choosing from a selection of more than fifty different models of violins, violas and cellos

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  • THE MAKING PROCESS

    In Cremona during the 16th century a method was developed, still unsurpassed today, which guaranteed at the same time the consistency and uniqueness of each instrument

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  • THE METHODOLOGIES OF INVESTIGATION

    Nothing can substitute the direct examination of a great instrument of the past. The outline and the f-holes are traced avoiding any possible distortion

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  • WHAT MUSICIANS SAY ABOUT OUR INSTRUMENTS

    A full and bright sound, in certain respects similar to my original Guadagnini

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  • COMMISSIONING A S&Z INSTRUMENT

    Placing an order for a new instrument is an extremely gratifying experience, both for the luthier and for the player: identifying the most suitable model

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  • HISTORICAL INSTRUMENTS

    Scrollavezza & Zanrè offer a selection of fine instruments, mainly of the Italian classical school. Particular attention is paid to the state of preservation

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  • MODERN INSTRUMENTS

    Modern violin making offers sometimes a better value with respect to antique instruments of uncertain origin, bad conservation and playing condition

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  • PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION

    The state of preservation of an instrument is the deciding factor in maintaining its value over the years

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  • EDIZIONI SCROLLAVEZZA & ZANRÈ

    Since 2011 the atelier has widened its activity to the field of specialized publications. Those edited to date have received most enthusiastic comments

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The Atelier

Scrollavezza & Zanrè, founded in 2002 in Parma by Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè, is active in the making, restoring and dealing of fine string instruments

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Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè

Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè dedicate themselves to the making of string instruments in their Parma atelier and are devoted to restoration, historical research and cultural activities

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ARTICLES & EVENTS

Cremona Mondomusica 2016

From September 29 through October 1 2017 at Cremona Fiere, stand no. 112-113, with an exhibition of fine contemporary instruments and rare historic examples. Please contact us to receive a complimentary …

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Shanghai

Visit the Scrollavezza & Zanrè exhibition from October 11 through 14 2017 at the Italian Pavilion within the Institute for Foreign Trade.

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Tokyo

S&Z exhibits with the Japan String Instruments Makers Association, 2-4 November 2016 at the Museum of Science and Technology in Tokyo.

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The Girolamo Amati Viola review

John Dilworth’s vibrant review of our latest issue, called “the most comprehensive technical account ever published about a historical stringed instrument”. Read the complete article here

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SOUNDS & VIDEOS

The 1690 Tuscan Stradivari in the Accademia di Santa Cecilia

The second issue in the series “Treasures of Italian Violin Making” is dedicated to this magnificent violin by Antonio Stradivari, which in many ways anticipates the instruments of his Golden …

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Claudio Merlo, cello Scrollavezza & Zanrè

A concert featuring the Sonatas by Johannes Brahms and recorded on March 24th 2015 at the Teatro Civico in Tortona.

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Marcello Defant, violin Scrollavezza & Zanrè

Recording taken in June 2013 of the Sonata dedicated to Fritz Kreisler by the Belgian composer and virtuoso.  

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Violin Makers, The Renaissance of Italian Lutherie

The official trailer of the documentary about the XX century Renaissance of violin making from the Strad Magazine web site.

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