Luiz Amorim violin, Cremona 2020
Born in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1964, Luiz started his studies in Mechanics, focused in technical drawing and projects, at the Federal Center of Technological Studies in 1979 and Arts-Drawing, Painting and Sculpture-at the State School of Music and Fine Arts in 1985. For ten years Luiz worked as a professional artist, and he began his instrument making career in 1995 with a focus on lyres and kanteles. Luiz was concurrently learning how to play violin and cello. In 1998, with a keen desire to enter the classical music scene, Luiz started learning how to make instruments from the violin family. With a sensitive eye to nature's shapes and textures, inspiration from his talented mentors, and the desire to transform materials with his hands Luiz Amorim built a successful career as a violin maker.
In 2001 Luiz established his own workshop where he and his team developed a restoration and violin making program that is known worldwide. In 2018 Luiz opened the current headquarters of his workshop in Cremona in collaboration with his partners.