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 Civica Scuola di Liuteria di Milano

 From October 2018, Alessandro Peiretti is a varnishing teacher at the Scuola Civica di Liuteria in Milan.

From the school website (in Italian):

The objectives of the [painting] course  are the basic notions necessary for preparing the varnish and painting an arched instrument, arranging the wooden surfaces to apply the same and the methods used to roll it out. The materials for painting the violin will be illustrated: natural resins, solvents, natural dyes, safety rules for their use (safety data sheets), cleaning in the laboratory.

The problems will be dealt with in the following order: wood finishing methods, preparation of colored varnish, preparation of transparent varnish, finishing and varnishing of the maple surface, finishing and varnishing of the fir surface, materials for polishing the varnish and finally polishing of the same. During the first year the painting operations will be carried out on special maps of maple and fir, in the following years the students will apply the paint directly on the instruments they have built.

Pre-registration is open for the 2019-2020 training year. For more information visit the website of the violin making school.

 

To contact Alessandro Peiretti

 

Street address:Strada delle Querce, 1,27020 Parasacco di Zerbolò (PV)

 

Mobile phone: +39 3334930050

 

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Alessandro PeirettiHe completed his Performer's Diploma in cello at the Music Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin, Italy, under the guidance of Antonio Mosca. Consequently he attended further studies with Antonio Meneses and Rocco Filippini at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona.
After performing with numerous italian and foreign orchestras, he has worked with the Symphony Orchestra of Milan"Giuseppe Verdi", on a regular basis since 2002. 
 

He has developed his interest for luthery ever since he was a child, following his father's footsteps, Davide, a renowned restorer and violin maker. In his training path, he kept classical italian tradition as a point of reference, laying the basis for developing his own identity as a violin maker.

His first cello gained the 6th place at the Cremona International "Triennale" Competition of Violin Making, in 2009, reaching large consensus from the jury. It received the same score from both luthiers and musicians, which appreciated its sound qualities and the executive techique.

In 2010, he received the second prize, a silver medal, in the cello section, at the 4th Lutherie National Contest of the town of Pisogne - Iseo Lake (Brescia), in the category of professional violinmakers (To see the cello, click here).

In April 2013, he delivered a lecture called "Mani per suonare, mani per costruire", as a violinmaker and cellist as well. The event was coordinated by Fondazione Antonio Stradivari di Cremona and concluded the "Costruttori di Armonie" festival at Auditorium di Milano.


With this cello he receives a Honor Mention at the Triennale of Cremona Contest.

At the XV Triennale di Cremona in 2018 he won the 3rd Prize - Bronze Medal for the cello "Lux".

Since October 2018 he's Teacher of varnishing at the Scuola Civica di Liuteria di Milano (Violin making civic school of Milan)

He's a member of BVMA and VSA.

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