The Only Bass Maker Who Has Won the Gold Medal for Bass at the Cremona Triennale Competition Has Won it Twice!

INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY AT THE CREMONA TRIENNALE VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION

INSTRUMENTS ON DISPLAY AT THE CREMONA TRIENNALE VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy.

There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 2 gold medals for bass have been awarded - one at the 5th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition and one at the 13th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition - and both were awarded to Italian bass maker Marco Nolli. Mr. Nolli studied at the Cremona International Violinmaking School (IPIALL) under Giorgio Scolari and has a workshop in Cremona, Italy. In addition to his two gold medals for bass, Mr. Nolli was also awarded both silver and bronze medals for bass at the 10th Cremona Triennale Lutherie Competition and served as a judge at the 15th Triennale.

To search the full database of awards at all 15 Triennale competitions, click here.

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