"Born in Genoa in 1961, after graduating High School he is admitted in 1980 to the International Violinmaking School of Cremona, where he studies under the direction of V.Bissolotti, W.Zambelli and Stefano Conia, taking the degree in 1984. In that period he attends Sesto Rocchi's laboratory; later he continues his apprenticeship in the workshop of Joe Curtin and Gregg Alf. Alberto Giordano estabilished in Genoa in 1987.
Since 1994 colaborates to the preservation of the 'Cannone', the famous violin of Guarneri del Gesù owned by Niccolò Paganini, property of the City of Genoa.
In 2004 together with Bruce Carlson and Pio Montanari, he attend the violin of Paganini's refurbishment also called the ‘Historical Recover’. The work is the result of intense researches in civic and private genoese archives and the result of the in depth analysis of the technical and organological features of the violin of Paganini.
The goal of this work was the removing of the recent interventions made on the Cannone in order to recreate the historical image of the violin as it was left by Paganini (see Strad October 2004).
A studier and researcher of the italian violinmaking, Alberto Giordano has written a number of articles, essays and books. He is contributor for ‘The Strad’ magazine. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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