Franco Albanelli

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Franco Albanelli
Born (1933-08-25)August 25, 1933
Castel San Pietro Terme, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died July 1, 2007(2007-07-01) (aged 73)
San Lazzaro di Savena Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Luthier

Franco Albanelli (August 25, 1933 – July 1, 2007) was an Italian luthier, a pupil of Gaetano Pollastri.

Albanelli was born in Castel San Pietro Terme, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

His workmanship has always shown a clear inspiration to the Pollastri[clarification needed] style and his musical instruments are now all around the world. He made not more than 40 instruments, primarily violins, but included a few violas and violoncellis. Albanelli won a Gold medal in Bagnacavallo, Italy, in the 1960s.[clarification needed]

He primarily produced instruments with a red and orange varnish.

He died in San Lazzaro di Savena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, in 2007.

References[edit]

  • Il Suono di Bologna, Da Raffaele Fiorini ai grandi maestri del Novecento". Catalogo della Mostra nella chiesa di San Giorgio in Poggiale, Bologna 2002. ISBN 88-85250-06-8
  • Eric Blot, Un secolo di Liuteria Italiana 1860-1960 - A century of Italian Violin Making - Emilia e Romagna I, Cremona 1994. ISBN 88-7929-026-6
  • Dictionary of 20th Century Italian Violin Makers - Marlin Brinser 1978
  • The Strad January 1984 Bologna - A living tradition of Violin Making
  • Vannes, Rene (1985) [1951]. Dictionnaire Universel del Luthiers (vol.3). Bruxelles: Les Amis de la musique. OCLC 53749830.