This interview is due to appear in The Record Geijutsu magazine, a magazine dedicated to the music and CD-market.
The editor was impressed by the performance of J.S.Bach Cello suites by Ryo Terakado. Consequently she was interested in knowing about the instrument more. The story covers the personalia involved in this project - Sigiwald Kuijken, Samantha Montgomery, Mimmo Peruffo, Lambert Smit, Ryo Terakado, Gregory Barnett and Brent Wissick as well as the short coverage about how I came to making such instruments.
21 April 2008
16 April 2008
We met about 15 years ago when I still lived in St.Petersburg, Russia. At that time I was a member of the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments in Oxford. Marco found me on the list of members and sent me a message requesting some information from St.Petersburg Museum of Music Instruments. The message was written in a flawless archaic Russian. Since then our personal friendship developed.
Marco created one of the most famous schools of violin making in the world: La Scuola Civica di Liuteria del Commune di Milano. He was one of the organizers of the school of violin repair and restoration near Ferrara, and one of the organizers of IROR - Istituto per la Ricerca Organologica e Restauro in Milan. He was a president of Triennale - the violin making competition in Cremona for some ten years. He is an author of countless publications, and an organizer of competitions, symposiums in Italy and worldwide.
Photographed at my studio in Tokyo, 10.04.2008.