An insight into Luiz Amorim, the maker

An insight into Luiz Amorim, the maker

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What inspired you to become an instrument maker? When my children were in school, they played an instrument called the kantele. I was inspired by the sonority and simplicity of it and decided to craft one myself. It was through my children that I began to play and study the cello, viola da gamba and […]
25 February 2524 READ MORE
An afternoon with Daniel Müller-Schott

An afternoon with Daniel Müller-Schott

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As a young cellist, Daniel Muller-Schott’s former teacher, Heinrich Schiff, played the original Sleeping Beauty cello by Domenico Montagnana. Using the cello frequently as his student, Schott soon developed a connection with the cello, recently commissioning Luiz Amorim for his very own copy. We caught up with Daniel at his home in Munich, exploring the […]
19 February 2522 READ MORE
Amorim Fine Violins sponsor Potenza music event

Amorim Fine Violins sponsor Potenza music event

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Back in December, Amorim Fine Violins were delighted to sponsor a concert organised by Simone Spadino, and promoted by non-profit organisation Sinergie Lucane. The concert took place in Potenza, where all event proceedings were later donated. Held at the Teatro Communale Francesco Stabile, friend and client of Amorim Fine Violins, Simone Spadino, also gave a […]
14 January 2116 READ MORE
EOIVC announce the quarter finalists for 2020 competition

EOIVC announce the quarter finalists for 2020 competition

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The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) have announced their quarter finalists for the upcoming competition held in Boca, USA in January 2020, where one finalist will be given a Luiz Amorim violin as their prize. Amorim Fine Violins and the EOIVC At the esteemed EOIVC, Amorim Fine Violins will be donating a handcrafted Luiz […]
19 December 2010 READ MORE
How to care for your violin

How to care for your violin

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Well-made violins can last a lifetime, which is apparent from the Stradivari and Amati instruments that still exist today. Of course, this is only when your instrument is well looked after. A huge part of owning a violin is caring for the instrument, and it is this level of care that ensures the violin remains […]
13 December 2087 READ MORE
Amorim Fine Violins at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition

Amorim Fine Violins at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition

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In October this year, Amorim Fine Violins were delighted to exhibit at the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition in New York, hosted by Reed Yeboah Fine Violins. Each autumn, the internationally reputable Reed Yeboah Fine Violins hold the annual exhibition, showcasing work from the world’s finest living makers. A three-day event giving performers and […]
6 December 1813 READ MORE
Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

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World-renowned luthier Luiz Amorim and fine bow maker José Ribeiro have collaborated to create AMORIM&RIBEIRO bows. With a collective luthier experience of over 50 years, this exciting partnership will see the creation of exquisite bows with unmatched quality. José Ribeiro Originally from Brazil, José was inspired by his uncle and teacher, Floriano Schaefer. Floriano is […]
25 November 1856 READ MORE
Amorim Fine Violins donate violin prize to the EOIVC

Amorim Fine Violins donate violin prize to the EOIVC

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At the esteemed Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition held in January 2020, Amorim Fine Violins will be donating a Luiz Amorim violin as a prize in the upcoming contest. About EOIVC Based in Boca, USA, the competition cultivates the talent of young violinists aged 16-32, nurturing contestants with career support and performance opportunities. The EOIVC […]
15 November 1891 READ MORE
Mondomusica 2019, what a great weekend!

Mondomusica 2019, what a great weekend!

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At the end of September, we at Amorim Fine Violins exhibited Italian masterpieces, contemporary instruments and bows at the highly esteemed Mondomusica 2019. Exhibiting alongside our friends Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, the globally renowned international exhibition is a revered marketplace for high-quality string instrument making. This year, the event took place from September 27th until […]
14 October 1675 READ MORE
A brief history of violin making in Cremona

A brief history of violin making in Cremona

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About Cremona The Italian cradle of violin making, today Cremona has more than one hundred violinmaking workshops. Stringed instruments like the violin and the viola have been crafted here since the 16th century, with new makers following in the footsteps of Antonio Stradivari and Niccolò Amati, the greatest violin luthiers. The Amati’s & the Golden […]
11 October 1593 READ MORE