Carlo Saverio Cané

Carlo Saverio Canè was born on March 22, 1968 in Reggio Emilia (Italy). He currently resides in the municipality of Bellaria-Igea Marina (province of Rimini), where he works as a luthier.

Interested in music since childhood, he studied the violin privately under the guidance of Maestro Giorgio Consolini, former first violin of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.

In 2003, he became acquainted with Maestro Stefano Frassinetti's violin making course at the School of Artistic Handicraft in the municipality of Pieve di Cento (province of Bologna) and was enrolled in the "guitar construction" class. This experience led him to some classical and acoustic guitars. He also matures, independently, thanks to various work experiences outside the luthier technique, the ability to build and repair electric instruments (guitars and electric basses).

Attending the "guitar construction" course later made him aware of the "Professional Violin Making Course" held by Maestro Marcello Bellei, also within the Pieve di Cento School, he immediately had himself enrolled in this course. He followed the teachings of M ° Bellei for several years and later became his friend and collaborator.


Another important meeting at the Pieve di Cento School of Lutherie was that with Maestro Lorenzo Frignani, who is also a teacher at that institute. And that later developed into a subsequent collaborative relationship with him.

A significant turning point in his activity as a luthier "builder of orchestral instruments" was his meeting with Maestro Marco Imer Piccinotti. Under the guidance of Maestro Piccinotti, he begins a new and more complex training path that leads him to greatly implement the knowledge of the construction of the violin as of all the instruments belonging to the string quartet, with particular reference to varnishing and setting of such instruments.

Today his business is mainly based on the construction-repair-restoration of the instruments of the "string quartet" (therefore violin, viola and cello).

In reference to the "personal" production of instruments (in both "new" and "antiqued" form), he prefers to take inspiration from the typical models of the luthier tradition of Emilia Romagna (region of northern Italy), building instruments based on the examples of great masters who lived and worked in this territory such as Giuseppe Fiorini, Ansaldo Poggi, Augusto Pollastri, Marino Capicchioni, all authors among his favorites.