The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

Maker Profiles, Workshop Insights
Luiz Amorim established his own stringed instrument workshop in 2001 and has been perfecting and developing his method of making ever since. With work now referenced all over the world, Luiz Amorim gives us his insight into what makes a great luthier. What is the Amorim Method? “The Amorim Method is our approach for reproducing […]
19 November 4223 READ MORE
Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Workshop Insights
The internal wood fibres of a violin can be significantly altered by changing weather, with factors like temperatures and humidity causing the instrument to shift and change. It is, therefore, important that you remain aware of the relative humidity level in places where your instrument is most often kept. The relative humidity is the term […]
27 October 4189 READ MORE
The Forgotten Female Violin Maker of Cremona

The Forgotten Female Violin Maker of Cremona

History of Violin Making, Maker Profiles
Who was Katarina Guarneri? Katarina Roda, who married Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù in 1722 and became known as Katarina Guarneri, is reported to have created some of the unexplained ‘del Gesù works. Whilst her contribution has never been officially confirmed, her story provides a very plausible explanation for some of the ‘del Gesù mysteries. She […]
16 October 4204 READ MORE
Mondomusica Cremona

Mondomusica Cremona

Events
Cremona Musica Special Edition, 26th-27th September 2020. At Amorim Fine Violins, we are so excited to take part in this year’s special edition of Mondomusica Cremona. This year’s event will feature both a digital platform and live events, with an exhibition of instruments from Cremonese master luthiers. Here is a rundown of what’s to come […]
17 September 4001 READ MORE
How to change violin strings

How to change violin strings

Workshop Insights
When your violin strings begin to produce a dull sound, show signs of depletion or you find yourself constantly needing to retune your instrument, it’s time to start thinking about changing your instrument strings. Changing the strings of your violin, cello or viola can be a little daunting, so we’ve put together our recommendations – […]
27 August 4009 READ MORE