Dario Vettori II

Dario Vettori II was born in Fiesole in 1979. He is the eldest son of Paolo Vettori and the grandson of Dario Vettori. Dario II began studying as a musician at an early age. He studied the cello at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. Later, he studied the Faculties of Literature and the University of Florence, focusing on the study of the History of Art.

Early on, Dario II practiced violin craftsmanship at his family’s workshop in Italy. He entered his father’s workshop at the age of eighteen, and enrolled at the Associazione Liutaria Italiana Professionisti in 2001. He has also spent significant time in the United States, working in violin-making workshops in New York, Washington DC, and Texas. For the construction of his instruments, he uses the models of his father’s workshop. Like his father, Paolo, and his brother, Lapo Vettori, he uses Bosnian and local maple wood for his instruments as well as the last supplies left by his grandfather. In addition to the traditional spruce from the Val di Fiemme, he occasionally uses wood which, according to analyses carried out at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, originates from trees dating back to the 17th century. Dario II plays in various chamber groups including the Anonimo Fiorentino Orchestra, the Desiderio da Settignano Orchestra, and the Giovanile del Veneto Orchestra, with which he has also performed on tours abroad.