Elisa Scrollavezza and Andrea Zanrè


Elisa and Andrea dedicate themselves to the making of string instruments in their Parma atelier and are devoted to restoration, historical research and cultural activities. Both benefited from the teaching of Renato Scrollavezza, Elisa’s father, an internationally renowned luthier and Director of the Parma School of Violin Making. They subsequently attended advanced classes in the U.S. in the fields of restoration, acoustics and construction of replicas of classical instruments.
The making of new instruments following the tradition of Emilia-Romagna remains their principal activity and over the years is gaining increasing consent, also thanks to awards obtained in national competitions, with the result that Scrollavezza & Zanrè instruments are today highly esteemed by musicians and collectors in many parts of the world.
In addition Elisa and Andrea teach at the Renato Scrollavezza School of Violin Making and cover directive roles in the Liuteria Parmense association. Elisa is furthermore a member of the prestigious Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers and Scrollavezza & Zanrè support the Friends of Stradivari project. Their studio promoted the great exhibition held in the Parma National Gallery on occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, and subsequently published an important monograph dedicated to this maker. Their workshop collaborates with the specialized publications Archi Magazine and Strad Magazine; Andrea and Elisa have also held presentations and conferences regarding their research activities in the seats of prestigious organizations including the Museo del Violino in Cremona.