Stefano Scarampella

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Stefano Scarampella (1843-January 23, 1925(1925-01-23)) was an Italian violin and cello maker. He is considered to be one of the best 20th century violin makers.[1] His works are worth over $200,000. The tonal quality of his instruments have been compared to those of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.[citation needed] He did not start making violins and cellos until he was in his forties. His brother, Giuseppe Scarampella, was also a violin maker and Stefano worked with him until his brother's death in 1902. After which, Stefano, took full control over Giuseppe's tools and business. He was born in Brescia and moved to Mantua in 1886, where he died in 1925.[2] His instruments are sought after by musicians and collectors.[2] It is believed that he made between 800 and 900 instruments during his career.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Rouen, Ethan (2007-07-04). "Snoozer loser of violin in subway". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Stefano Scarampella (Brescia 1843 - Mantua 1925)" (in Italian). Municipality of Brescia. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  3. ^ Capretti, Giovanna (2002-07-22). "Scarampella, un maestro bresciano" (in Italian). Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  4. ^ Littler, William (2002-12-15). "Monster ball of violins regrettably Canadian". Toronto Star. pp. Pg. D06. Retrieved 2008-07-04.