Andrea Cabrini was born in Cremona in 1973 and at the age of fourteen, he enrolled at the Antonio Stradivari International Violin Making School in Cremona, where he graduated in 1991.
During his time at school and after obtaining his diploma, he worked for four years with Maestro Bissolotti and his sons, learning their techniques.
He continued his professional journey under the guidance of Pierangelo Balzarini and Alessandro Tossani, both of whom were instrumental in his education.
His work is inspired by the great Cremonese masters, Antonio Stradivari, Nicola Amati, and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, while never forgetting to impart his own style into each creation.
Each of his instruments represents a challenge, from the selection of wood to the model. Special attention is always given to the sound and ease of use. This leads Andrea Cabrini to frequently collaborate with professional musicians, who are the true beneficiaries of his work and who provide him with the opportunity to refine his construction technique in relation to the instrument’s acoustics.
In the early years of his career, he used varnishes made of a mixture of alcohol and oil, before permanently switching to oil and natural resins, much like the ancient masters.
He received two honorable mentions at the Violin Society of America competitions in the United States in 1994 and 1996.
He follows the traditional Cremonese working method, using models from Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù,” Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, and Pietro Giacomo Rogeri, in addition to models he has created himself, thus seeking a synthesis between tradition and creativity.