Meet Paula Lazzarini during the IG 2022 !
NAME : Paula Lazzarini
NICK NAME : Pepa
LIVING IN : Cremona, Italy
TRAINING & BACKGROUND : My first steps were together with Ricardo Louzao in Buenos Aires. I also met other guitar and violin makers at that time. I even made my first violins at the Buenos Aires school, before learning about the Stradivari school for the first time, where I was able to learn restoration techniques on musical instruments later in 2012. I also met other guitar makers that influenced my personal search. During the first years I basically started doing repairs, while later on I moved on to construction properly.
PLAYING : I studied classical guitar for a few years I was not a good student!!
NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BAND : sang in a choir!!
LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST : I especially admire all those who were looking for a sound, an identity, a style. There are many and I would not like to be unfair. Each was a product of its time and the resources available at the time.
LAST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT : a long play album by Cacho Tirao but I have notbyet been able to listen to it. I think I bought it as a souvenir.
LAST SHOW YOU WENT TO : I didn’t attend lately but I listened to the gfa online
MOST IMPRESSIVE INSTRUMENT YOU EVER HAD IN HAND : I remember on a visit to London with the Liuteria school. There we were able to access to several important Stradivari and Amati violins, among others, to observe them. In auctions you can also approach instruments that you would hardly know. then some friends or clients brought very good instruments.
If you are a musician, it is good to know if what you are looking for is to modify your technique, fingering, expand your repertoire and therefore look for a different instrument than the one you already play or not. Others prefer an instrument that adapts to their technique and repertoire and that provides projection, sound quality, comfort. That is why when starting a new project together with the musician, it is important to know what he is looking for in a new instrument.
Between 6 and 7 months.
I work on two classical guitar models. traditional Spanish and a lattice bracing model with a neck elevator or millenium fingerboard
One traditional Spanish model in spruce
I would love to but time doesn’t allow it.
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