Marianne Jost

Born in Locarno, Switzerland, in 1993 she moved to Cremona, Italy to attend the “Antonio Stradivari” International School of Violin Making, graduating in 1997.  She perfected her technical skills, studying under the guidance of Masters Francesco and Vincenzo Bissolotti.

From 1998 to 2001 she attended a bow making course in Cremona, organised by the Lombardy Region

From 2001 to 2002 she worked in the workshop of Master Rainer Krause in Germany, perfecting her abilities in stringed instrument restoration.  In 2007 she taught a course in instrument construction and varnishing in Moresco (AP), Italy

In 2008 she was awarded third prize at the International Violin Making Competition of Queretaro, Mexico  In 2012 she participated with a violin in the Triennale International Violin Making Competition of Cremona, obtaining the highest score among Cremonese violin makers.

In 2017 she was awarded first prize for best technique at the International Violin Making Competition in Prague  In 2021 she was awarded an honorable mention, obtaining the forth place in the violin category at the Triennale competition of Cremona

Marianne is specialised in the construction of violins, violas, and cellos , paying special attention to the acoustics of her instruments.