Alessandro Ciciliati was born in 1959 in Ferrara, Italy. His passion for the arts led him to the Master diploma at the Acadamy of Arts in Ferrara and in 1982 to the double bass diploma at eh conservatory ‘G. Frescobaldi’.
During his studies he met the famous violin maker Ivano Coratti with whom he studied violin making for the next four years.
His instruments follow the tradition of violin making from the Ferrara school and his personal favourite maker, Ettore Soffritti.
As a fellow partner in Violin Expo in Cologne, I usually have the very first pick of his very fine instruments for my shop in London.