Michele Dobner cello, Cremona 2015
Italian luthier Michele Dobner (b. 1967) is a native of Vicenza, Italy. He trained in violin making and restoration in Milan, before moving to Madrid, Spain to work with Jose Maria Lozano. He now resides in Cremona, where he builds and restores instruments.
At the 2008 Violin Society of America competition, Dobner won two Silver Medals for cello and for a quartet. In both 2009 and 2012, he was a finalist at the Cremona Triennale lutherie competitions. He was also a founding member of "Stradivariazioni," a Cremonese makers' group which hosted concerts and contemporary instrument exhibitions at the famous Stradivari House, where Stradivari worked and lived.