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Luca Primon has died

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Shocking news for the violinmaking world, students, and musicians.

Italian Violinmaker Luca Primon past away after a short illness yesterday in a hospital in his hometown Trento.

Born in Trento, in 1952.
Stusied music at the conservator there.
Between 1974 and 1979 he studied violin- making under Maestro Renato Scrollavezza at the Conservatory A. Boito in Parma.
Since 1980 teaches violin-making at the Civica Scuola di Liuteria in Milan.
Between 1987 and 1992 he has studied on specialization courses with Maestro Jurgen Von Stietencron in Riva del Garda, Italy.
In 1991 he restored together with the musicologist Marco Tiella the instruments of the "La Pietà Institute in Venice and wrote the catalogue.
In 1996 the restauration course with Maestro Vahakn Nigogosian in Oberlin, U.S.A..
In the 1997 Tecnology in violin- making with Maestro Edward Campbell Tucson U.S.A..
Between 1989 and 1991 he has won two gold and two silver medals in both national and internal competitions of violin-making.
Member of A.L.I. (italian association of professional Violin-makers), A.E.L. ( European association of violin-makers) and E.I.L.A. (Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d'art).
In 2000, Founder member of the "Contemporary Milanese violin-makers".
In 2001, Founder member of "Parma violin-makers association".
He lives and works in Milan.

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[Looks at the calendar, and shudders].  "In the midst of life........."  Sincere condolences to all who knew him. :(

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Luca moved from Milan back to Trento a few years ago, after he retired from teaching at the violinmaking school in Milan. He was such a great guy, always enthusiastic, unselfish and ready to help or participate.  He will be missed by the many who knew him.

Deepest sympathy to his family.



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