Andrea Proietti viola bow
Andrea Proietti is a contemporary Italian bow maker who, at the age of 21, moved to Cremona to begin his training in the making, repair, and restoration of violin-family instruments. During his training he worked in Avignon with Katia Luis and Remì Bertaux and in Paris with Edwin Clemènt, where he was introduced to the art of French bow making. In 2002, he began his collaboration with bow maker Giovanni Lucchi, where he remained until 2006. In this important workshop, he specialized in the making and restoration of fine bows. Andrea held a teaching position at the International School of Bow Making in Cremona from 2003 to 2010 dealing specifically with the subject of making new bows.
Andrea is currently living and working in Cesena, where he makes, maintains, and restores bows for top-level players. He regularly attends courses with Tibor Kovacs in Paris, and his bows are highly regarded by musicians throughout Europe and across the globe.