Matteo Mazzotti was born in Pavia on 24th April 1979. As a child, he showed a precious interest in music and he regularly attended the workshop in Piacenza of his grandfather, Mazzocchi Oreste, a well-known cabinet-maker, where he had the opportunity to learn “how to treat the wood”.
He attended the Istituto Liutario “A. Stradivari” in Cremona, where his teachers were master Massimo Negroni and mistress Wanna Zambelli. Bisides the violin class, he also took private lessons by Professor Umberto Panichi of Piacenza. In 2000, he got the degree as “Maestro Liutaio” with full marks. Since then he has been working at Master Massimo Negroni’s workshop and getting the opportunity to go into and improve his knowledge of the Cremona classic stylistics as well as the hundred-year -old secrets of violin polishing of this famous school. Once completed his education, he opened his own workshop in Piacenza where he lives; he is the only luthier and the only holder of I.P.I.A.L.L diploma in this area. Among his customers, he counts leading instrument merchants as well as students attending the conservatories and Italian and foreign musicians (especially from the U.S.A., New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Austria).
The master repairs and restores stringed instruments in the Musical Conservatory “G.Nicolini” in Piacenza. Matteo Mazzotti’s instruments are valued and honored as original items of the Classic Luthier’s Art of Cremona.