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Zosimo Bergonzi

The younger brother of Michele Angelo, Zosimo was born in 1724, worked with his family in the Stradivari house from 1745, and, following the early death of Michele Angelo, was for some years the only luthier working in Cremona. There is little doubt that he was a trained and active luthier, and the Museo del Violino in Cremona contains two violin moulds inscribed with his name. Despite this, few examples of his work are known, with most labelled as the work of his more illustrious Cremonese contemporary, Lorenzo Storioni.

Zosimo Bergonzi

(Cremona, b 1724; d 1779)

The younger brother of Michele Angelo, Zosimo was born in 1724, worked with his family in the Stradivari house from 1745, and, following the early death of Michele Angelo, was for some years the only luthier working in Cremona. There is little doubt that he was a trained and active luthier, and the Museo del Violino in Cremona contains two violin moulds inscribed with his name. Despite this, few examples of his work are known, with most labelled as the work of his more illustrious Cremonese contemporary, Lorenzo Storioni.