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Pietro Sgarabotto

The son of Gaetano, Pietro was born in Milan in 1903. He trained as a violinist and began work as a maker in Vicenza in 1920. He taught at the school in Parma with his father from 1929 to 1936 and thereafter in Cremona, from 1959 to 1973. He died in 1990. His work is less well regarded than that of his father, although still of considerable sophistication, gathering many awards at exhibitions throughout Italy between 1920 and 1961. He regularly used a Stradivari pattern, and his instruments do not generally vary to any great extent, other than the use of different shades of golden orange and red varnish.

Pietro Sgarabotto

(b Milan, 1903; d Parma, 1990)

The son of Gaetano, Pietro was born in Milan in 1903. He trained as a violinist and began work as a maker in Vicenza in 1920. He taught at the school in Parma with his father from 1929 to 1936 and thereafter in Cremona, from 1959 to 1973. He died in 1990. His work is less well regarded than that of his father, although still of considerable sophistication, gathering many awards at exhibitions throughout Italy between 1920 and 1961. He regularly used a Stradivari pattern, and his instruments do not generally vary to any great extent, other than the use... Read more

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