My bio & history of the Vettori's

Fiesole, Italy, a beautiful full moon night was welcoming me to life. 

I spent my childhood at my father’s workshop around wood and varnish jars. 

In 1998, when I was 17, I started working with my father Paolo and with my 2 brothers Dario II and Lapo.
 

But wait, let me introduce my violinmaking family history.
Everything started with my grandfather, Dario I Vettori, in 1935 in a little mountain town between Florence and Bologna: Firenzuola. 

My grandfather was a musician and he had the big dream of becoming a violin maker. 

He managed to follow his dream and make it come true.

His talent and passion were so strong that he passed the love for violin making through generations with his 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.

I am one of those grandchildren, keeping the legacy of almost 90 years of italian violin making tradition.

Yes, we are the only Italian family that has this long and uninterrupted violin making heritage.

From the little town on the mountain, in the 60s, my father Paolo moved to Florence and opened his workshop.
It is there where I learned everything about this fascinating world and where I became a violin maker.

I love building violins, violas and cellos after my favorite master makers of the past, as Santo Serafino, Domenico Montagnana, Guarneri del Gesù and G.B. Guadagnini.

Violinmaking is a very fascinating job for me, the process I love the most is Varnishing.

I love to investigate ancient recipes to chase the vision of the best instrument I could ever make.

My mission is to share my knowledge and experience with my Star Pupils ⭐️ to promote art and beauty around the world.

My motto is what you give will be yours forever”.

I truly believe that violin making is not only about making and selling instruments, is about building deep relationships that last forever with my instruments caregivers.

Caregivers?

Yeah, who purchases one of my instruments is not a client for me, but a new member of my family. 

 
After making more than 104 instruments, how can I remember them all, their story, where are they now?
Well, they all have a name!
 

My instruments are played by the Concertmaster of the Antalia State Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Turkey), Second chair of the NSO and first violin of the WNO (USA), first viola of the Kyoto Symphony orchestra (Japan), principal violin teacher of the Fujairah Conservatory (Emirates) and many others happy musicians.

Today I’m happily married with a hoosier violinmaker, mum of 3 boys and a dog. 

We split our life between Florence (Italy) and Indianapolis (USA).

I love knitting, making lasagna and eating italian gelato.

Handcrafted in Italy

Sofia Vettori LLC
11768 Eden Estates Place
Carmel 46033 IN

info@sofiavettori.com

My bio & history of the Vettori's

Fiesole, Italy, a beautiful full moon night was welcoming me to life. 
I spent my childhood at my father’s workshop around wood and varnish jars. 
In 1998, when I was 17, I started working with my father Paolo and with my 2 brothers Dario II and Lapo.
 

But wait, let me introduce my violinmaking family history.
Everything started with my grandfather, Dario I Vettori, in 1935 in a little mountain town between Florence and Bologna: Firenzuola. 

My grandfather was a musician and he had the big dream of becoming a violin maker. 
He managed to follow his dream and make it come true. His talent and passion were so strong that he passed the love for violin making through generations with his 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.

I am one of those grandchildren, keeping the legacy of almost 90 years of italian violin making tradition.

Yes, we are the only Italian family that has this long and uninterrupted violin making heritage.

From the little town on the mountain, in the 60s, my father Paolo moved to Florence and opened his workshop.
It is there where I learned everything about this fascinating world and where I became a violin maker.

I love building violins, violas and cellos after my favorite master makers of the past, as Santo Serafino, Domenico Montagnana, Guarneri del Gesù and G.B. Guadagnini.

Violinmaking is a very fascinating job for me, the process I love the most is Varnishing.

I love to investigate ancient recipes to chase the vision of the best instrument I could ever make.

My mission is to share my knowledge and experience with my Star Pupils ⭐️ to promote art and beauty around the world.

My motto is what you give will be yours forever”.

I truly believe that violin making is not only about making and selling instruments, is about building deep relationships that last forever with my instruments caregivers.

Caregivers?

Yeah, who purchases one of my instruments is not a client for me, but a new member of my family. 

 
After making more than 104 instruments, how can I remember them all, their story, where are they now?
Well, they all have a name!
 

My instruments are played by the Concertmaster of the Antalia State Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Turkey), Second chair of the NSO and first violin of the WNO (USA), first viola of the Kyoto Symphony orchestra (Japan), principal violin teacher of the Fujairah Conservatory (Emirates) and many others happy musicians.

Today I’m happily married with a hoosier violinmaker, mum of 3 boys and a dog. 

We split our life between Florence (Italy) and Indianapolis (USA).

I love knitting, making lasagna and eating italian gelato.

Handcrafted in Italy

Sofia Vettori LLC
11768 Eden Estates Place
Carmel 46033 IN

info@sofiavettori.com

My bio & history of the Vettori's

Fiesole, Italy, a beautiful full moon night was welcoming me to life. 
 
I spent my childhood at my father’s workshop around wood and varnish jars. 
 
In 1998, when I was 17, I started working with my father Paolo and with my 2 brothers Dario II and Lapo.
 

But wait, let me introduce my violinmaking family history.

Everything started with my grandfather, Dario I Vettori, in 1935 in a little mountain town between Florence and Bologna: Firenzuola. 

My grandfather was a musician and he had the big dream of becoming a violin maker. 

He managed to follow his dream and make it come true.

His talent and passion were so strong that he passed the love for violin making through generations with his 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.

I am one of those grandchildren, keeping the legacy of almost 90 years of italian violin making tradition.

Yes, we are the only Italian family that has this long and uninterrupted violin making heritage.

From the little town on the mountain, in the 60s, my father Paolo moved to Florence and opened his workshop.

It is there where I learned everything about this fascinating world and where I became a violin maker.

I love building violins, violas and cellos after my favorite master makers of the past, as Santo Serafino, Domenico Montagnana, Guarneri del Gesù and G.B. Guadagnini.

Violinmaking is a very fascinating job for me, the process I love the most is Varnishing.

I love to investigate ancient recipes to chase the vision of the best instrument I could ever make.

My mission is to share my knowledge and experience with my Star Pupils ⭐️ to promote art and beauty around the world.

My motto is what you give will be yours forever”.

I truly believe that violin making is not only about making and selling instruments, is about building deep relationships that last forever with my instruments caregivers.

Caregivers?

Yeah, who purchases one of my instruments is not a client for me, but a new member of my family. 

 

After making more than 104 instruments, how can I remember them all, their story, where are they now?

Well, they all have a name!

 

My instruments are played by the Concertmaster of the Antalia State Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Turkey), Second chair of the NSO and first violin of the WNO (USA), first viola of the Kyoto Symphony orchestra (Japan), principal violin teacher of the Fujairah Conservatory (Emirates) and many others happy musicians.

Today I’m happily married with a hoosier violinmaker, mum of 3 boys and a dog. 

We split our life between Florence (Italy) and Indianapolis (USA).

I love knitting, making lasagna and eating italian gelato.