The Luthier

The Luthier

Luca Zerilli was born in Udine, Italy. As a child, he quickly developed a love for music. He began playing the piano before learning the guitar and electric bass. His passion for music led him to study the double bass at the Conservatory of Udine. When he wasn't studying he would perform with other local musicians. They performed all over Italy and abroad as well.

After the Conservatory, he graduated in Web and Multimedia Technologies at the University of Udine, however a life-long love for woodworking and music drove him to seek instruction on the art of violin making. After years of training with Maestro Desiderio Quercetani (whose school "Bottega di Parma" accepts only a small number of students from around the world), Luca has mastered the art of crafting musical instruments. 

His instruments have been appreciated not only in Italy, but also in the United States, in fact many of his instruments have travelled to cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The violin making school Bottega di Parma: www.bottegadiparma.com

My teacher Maestro Desiderio Quercetani: www.quercetani.com


The Wood

With his shop located just one hour from the Alps, Luca has the opportunity to select the best quality wood right at the sawmill, before it even gets to the shops. He only uses Italian and Balkan wood that has been air dried for several years.

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