Osio Marco

Osio Marco
Via Bardellona, 9
26100 Cremona (CR)
Phone: 0372 21080
Fax: 0372 21080
Email: info@marcoosio.com

Website: www.marcoosio.com

Marco Osio was born in Manerbio (in the Brescia province -Italy) on 22th. of December 1976.
In 1990he began to study at the International Violinmaking school of Cremona where he graduated in 1994 under the direction of M° Giorgio Scolari.
After completing his studies he became pupil of M° Gio Batta Morassi, who is the most important protagonist of the contemporary Violin-Making in Cremona. Under his guidance he improved his technique and style.
He makes violins, violas and cellos using classical Cremonese models (Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati); he also makes use of a 1929 Ornati models for violin.
He just uses wood of high quality and which is seasoned, dedicating special attention to the sound quality. He employes spirit varnish, carefully preparated by a personal research, of orange-brown colour with golden reflection underneath.
He has taken part in the followings competitions:
-1999, bronze medal for a cello in Baveno national competition;
-2001, gold medal for a violin and Silver medal for a viola in Baveno national competition;
-2001, finalist with a violin in Wieniawsky international competition (Poznan-Poland);
-2002, 3rd. prize and special prize for the workmanship for a viola in Tchaikowsky international competition (Moscow-Russia);
-2003, honorary mention for a viola in Triennale international competition (Cremona-Italy).
-2004, 4th. place and Crystal Cup for the best violinmaker under 30 years in Metelka Conpetition (Nachod- Czech Republic)
-2005, 4th. place and special prize with a viola in Mittenwald International Competition (Germany).
-2005, 5th. place with a violin in Arvenzis International Competition (Dolny Kubin-Slovakia).
-2006, 5th.place and honorary mention with a viola in Triennale International Competition (Cremona-Italy).
His instruments are appreciated and played in Italy so as in foreign countries, particulary in Japan, China, Taiwan and U.S.A.
He is member of A.L.I. (Italian Violinmaking Association).


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