A 2013 violin by Alvaro Corrochano, Milano
Alvaro Corrochano received his early training at the Violin Making School of Gubbio (Umbria, Italy) where he concluded his studies in 1999. He completed his professional training as bow maker in Cremona at Maestro Giovanni Lucchi’s Bow Making School. Meanwhile, he assisted renowned professionals in Cremona such as Luca Maria Gallo, Robert Gasser, and Edgar Russ.
In 2001 Alvaro Corrochano opened his own workshop in Milan, Italy. In this period, he studied the rich violin making tradition of this old town that hosted makers of the standing of G. Grancino, the Testore family, GB Guadagnini, Antoniazzi, amongst others, while making his own instruments.
In 2008 he joined Philippe Girardin workshop in Neuchâtel, Swizerland, a worldwide renamed and awarded violin maker. In 2014 Corrochano received an award in the Pisogne International Competition, Italy. In 2015 he joined Reed Yeboah Fine Violins workshop in New York, where he restores and makes bench copies of some of the finest instruments in existence nowadays.