Biography

Since I was a child I have had a passion for music, starting to play the piano at the age of six. I studied saxophone and electric bass, then I attended a course for Sound Engineering Technician, and for two years I played the double bass at the Music School of Fiesole. Finally, I dedicated myself to the study of contemporary composition with the master Andrea Portera, obtaining recognitions, executions and publications of my works.

In 2013 I enrolled in the School of Violin Making – Bottega di Parma, and under the guidance of Maestro Desiderio Quercetani I learned in Parma the techniques and skills of the Italian violin making tradition, making two violins, a cello and a viola.

Since 2015 I started my business in Florence, the city of origin, working in a room in an apartment while looking for a fund that would later become my laboratory.

With the collaboration of Daniele Lauria we organized and created the new space, inaugurated in June 2017.

I participated in the exhibition “Artigianato e Palazzo” in Florence, editions 2016 and 2017, winning the prize for best craftsman chosen by the public; and an international festival such as “Virtuoso and Belcanto” in Lucca, where one of my instruments was selected as the first prize in the Viola competition.

I have been all occasions for meeting, growth and comparison with craftsmen and colleagues, musicians and high-level professionals, one of all Guy Braunstein.

I have sold my instruments in Italy, Europe and the United States. I received opinions and feedback from colleagues and musicians from all over the world, but especially from the Florentine territory: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, Regional Orchestra Toscana and Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

In addition to numerous repairs and restoration on bowed instruments, dozens of re-cracks, you continue to deepen the training, study and practice of the craft, and I am taking a course for bowmaker.

To date I have made six violins, three violas and a cello.

Tommaso Pedani Liutaio in Firenze Chi Sono Immagine Laboratorio liuteria