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Marco Osio

Marco Osio was born in Manerbio (in the Brescia province) on December 22nd. 1976.

In 1990 he began to study at the International Violinmaking school of Cremona where he graduated under the direction of master Giorgio Scolari in 1994. After completing his studies he met master Gio Batta Morassi, the main protagonist of the contemporary violin-making in Cremona, and his son Simeone, under whom he became pupil. Under their guidance he improved his technique and his stylistic approach of stringed instruments. He makes violins, violas and cellos using classical Cremonese models (Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri), as well as a 1929 Ornati model for the violin. He selects only well seasoned and premium (high) quality woods, dedicating special attention to the sound quality of his instruments. He makes use of spirit and mixed varnishes of orange-brown color with golden undertones, carefully developed through personal research.
His participation in important competitions has brought him many awards and much recognition:

-1999: 3rd. Place for a Cello in Baveno national competition (Italy)
-2001: 1st. Place for a violin and 2nd. Place for a viola in Baveno national competition (Italy)
-2001: finalist with a violin in the Wieniawski international competition of Poznan (Poland)
-2002: 3rd. Place and special award for workmanship with a viola in Tchaikowsky international competition of Moscow (Russia)
-2003: honorary mention with a viola in Triennale international competition of Cremona (Italy)
-2004: 4th. Place and crystal cup for the best violinmaker under 30 years with a violin in Metelka international competition of Nachod (Czech Rep.)
-2005: 4th. Place and a special award with a viola in Mittenwald international competition (Germany)
-2006: finalist with a violin in Arvenzis international competition of Dolny Kubin (Slovakia)
-2006: honorary mention with a viola in Triennale international competition of Cremona (Italy)
-2007: 2nd. Place and special award for the best workmanship in all categories with a viola in Tchaikowsky international competition of Moscow (Russia)
-2008: 3rd. Place with a violin in Metelka international competition of Nachod (Czech Rep.)
-2009: 2nd. Place with a viola in Eufonia european competition (Sofia – Bruxelles)
-2011: 1st. Place and special award for the best workmanship with a violin in Arvenzis international competition of Dolny Kubin (Slovakia)
-2012: 4th Place and special award for the instrument with outstanding personality within the Italian tradition and culture with a viola in Triennale international competition of Cremona (Italy).
-2017: First prize and gold medal with a viola at Malta violimaking competition.

In the period 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 he taught with master Luca Primon in a master course of “construction and sound adjustments of stringed instruments” in Cremona. He is member of A.L.I. (Associazione Liutaria Italiana). His instruments are played all around the world, particularly in China, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S.A.

 

In 2013 he has been a jury member in “”Violino Arvenzis” competition in Dolny Kubin (Slovakia).

He is member of A.L.I. (Associazione Liutaria Italiana).