Starting in 1986, Lorenzo has been making unique masterpieces, being praised worldwide. In addition to his work as a luthier, he is deeply involved in many other aspects of the international music community. Lorenzo also participated in several juries in international bow violin-making competitions such as Baveno, Pisogne, and Sesto Fiorentino; he has trained many students, today affirmed luthiers and works as an expert consultant for insurance companies such as Assicurarte (Cremona).
Lorenzo Frignani received numerous honors and awards for his musical instruments conceived and organized exhibitions of musical instruments in Parma, Finale Emilia, Medolla, Pieve di Cento, Spezzano, and Rome. From 1992 to 1998, he received several awards in national and international competitions of Bagnacavallo and Baveno.
He's a President and belongs to two organizations, ALI Professionals (Italian Association of Violin Makers Professionals) and ALADFI (French Bow Makers Association). He's the Conservator of Stradivari guitar "Sabionari" present at the Museum of the Cremona violin and is currently developing new research on the face of conservation and cataloging of historical instruments and performs regularly in Modena.
Lorenzo Frignani's instruments are particularly appreciated for their acoustic value both in terms of balance and projection. These characteristics continue to enthuse musicians of all levels. Frignani's instruments have frequently won first prize for their acoustic output in various international competitions.
What is your inspiration?
Frignani uses classical Italian models with a particular focus on the violin-making traditions of the Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy regions for the construction of new instruments.
Why your instruments are so special?
Lorenzo Frignani’s workshop has been dealing in the construction, repair, and restoration of stringed instruments, violins, and violas in particular, for many years.
Great care is taken in the selection of primary materials; only woods that have undergone a natural seasoning process for a particular length of time are used. He pays particular attention to the varnishing of the instruments which can be carried out with products containing either an oil or alcohol base. These varnishes are prepared according to the traditional formulas/compounds and production methods that were originally used.