Violin Maker
Franco Albanelli

Italy, Parma

A pupil of Gaetano Pollastri; his work is closely related to the Gaetano Pollastri model and style. Franco Albanelli’s entire work comprises only 40 instruments.Read more

Short Bio

Full Name: Franco Albanelli


New making style: New


Master Maker

Pupil of Gaetano Pollastri

Won several medals


Gold medal, Bagnacavallo, Italy, c.1960

Locally making

Italy, Parma

Maker Background

Franco Albanelli was born on the 25th of August 1933 in Castel San Pietro Terme, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. His workmanship has always shown a clear inspiration to the Pollastri style.
He made not more than 40 instruments, primarily violins, but included a few violas and violoncellos and won a Gold medal in Bagnacavallo, Italy, in the 1960s. Albanelli primarily produced instruments with a red and orange varnish. He died in San Lazzaro di Savena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, in 2007.

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