2014, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu
Italian Cremona Master Liuteria Violin Only Giorgio Grisales was born in 1963. He moved to Cremona in 1982 where he began his first approach to the art of violinmaking. In 1988 he graduated at the “International School of Violinmaking” and was issued a diploma in bowmaking after attending a course organised by the “Regione Lombardia” His professional training was completed when he graduated at the “Civic School of Violinmaking” in Milan for musical instrument restoration.
He opened his workshop in Cremona and after over 24 years of activity as a violinmaker, Grisales’ instruments are well-known and appreciated all over the world.
Giorgio Grisales’ wide production ranges from violins to a fine selection of violas, cellos and double basses, always drawing inspiration from the great Italian masters of the past such as Ferdinando Garimberti, Giuseppe Ornati and the old “Cremonese School” (Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri del Gesu).
At the XI International Violinmaking Triennale Contest “A.Stradivari”, G.Grisales was awarded with the silver medal in the double bass section.
The other important ingredients of his violinmaking are the accurate selection and the wood working, the careful preparation and the spreading of varnish, and last but not least, the passion for historival research. All this allowed him to achieve a high quality in the construction of the instruments.
– This instrument is certified with the “Cremona Liuteria” trademark.