Death of an eminent luthier

Death of an eminent luthier


norman lebrecht

October 16, 2019

The Italian instrument maker Renato Scrollavezza has died at 94.

Active in Parma, he modelled his instruments on Guadagnini and taught at the Arrigo Boito conservatoire.

He was entrusted by the city of Genoa with the care of the Guarnerius that was owned by Paganini.



  • Edgar Self says:

    All honor to his memory and the instruments he made. What a wizard name for a luthier, Scrollavezza. He was almost the same age as Antonio Stradivarius himself.

  • Alan offer says:

    R.IP to a great artisan