Antonio Rizzo, violinmaker, engineer and inventor, established his
violin making career in 1988. His approach to making instruments is both
scientific and traditional in nature, using the principles of physics and
the Italian influence on style, character and tone quality. Mr. Rizzo has
been tutored by master violinmakers both in the United States and Italy, and
presents his experience by creating instruments with tonal and artistic
appeal. Musicians have characterized Antonio’s instruments as having that
“Italian sound”, being clear, open, well balanced with responsive tone, and
easy to play. Many of his violins, violas and cellos received premier awards
from the Violin Makers Association of Arizona and Violin Society of America
International Competitions. His instruments are sold in Europe and Japan, as
well as in the United States.
Former President of the Southern California Association of Violin Makers (SCAVM).