Lorenzo Storioni was born in Cremona in 1751. He worked for the majority of his life in Cremona. In 1802, he spent some time in Venice and Trieste, and returned to Cremona in 1810. There is evidence that he also worked in Turin for a short time.
Though he was born after the generation of great cremonese violin makers including Stradivari and Guarneri, he produced work with a similar level of masterful craftsmanship. His instruments bore some resemblance to those of the old masters but with a distinct and profound originality. Storioni’s violins have a full, noble tone. He is often considered the last great maker of Cremona.
This is an exceptional example of this great maker’s work. It is known as the “Ex-Curtis Institute”. Certificates by W.E. Hill & Sons, London and William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia.
Lorenzo Storioni was the last great Cremonese maker. This instrument follows a broad, bold pattern, inspired by Guarneri del Gesu. It possesses a full, rich tone of great complexity and…