Franco Barazzi 16" Contemporary Italian
A Contemporary Italian Violin Maker (he has a Facebook page!). Golden Music has a fine 16" Viola labeled Franco Barazzi. Here is a video of him playing: https://www.facebook.com/barozziviolins/videos/804622906323451/
A lover of violinmaking since he was a boy, he began his activity as self-taught, following the advice of famous masters and friends violinmakers.
He studied violin with Valentino Marlettini at the Civica Scuola Musicale "R. Zandonai "and later with Giannino Carpi at the Conservatory of Bolzano where he graduated. He then graduated in viola at the Conservatory of Verona with Tito Riccardi perfected at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Bruno Giuranna. He has performed concerts in Italy and abroad. In 1975 he obtained from the "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory of Milan the nomination for violin teaching in the section of Riva del Garda where he remained until 1999.