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Violin Makers

Violin-making @ Cremona in numbers
  • 154 workshops of violin-makers, a unique system in the world that employs 197 people (but it is estimated that the real number of the operators reaches 230-250 people);
  • main organizing structure: individual workshop;
  • tradition passed down also in family workshops;
  • the 42% of Cremona workshops has a foreign owner. Among the origin countries Japan, South Korea and France;
  • just a little less than 40% of the workshops with a foreign owner were born in the last decade;

ANTOLDI, F., CAPELLI, C., MACCONI, I., La produzione e l’export italiani di strumenti musicali artigianali. Rapporto di ricerca, CERSI – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 2016


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