The Violins of Cremona

Since the 16th century, Cremona’s luthiers—including Stradivari himself—have been using a particularly resonant wood from Paneveggio, known as Italy’s “violin forest,” to handcraft the world’s finest violins. Then a 2018 storm decimated the forest. A band of experts in Cremona is now rallying to save this iconic tradition.

Luisa Grosso is an Italian author, director, and film-maker.

Produced by: Craftsmanship Quarterly
Cinematography by: Luisa Grosso
Edited by: Luisa Grosso
Music by: Silvia Tarozzi, except as noted