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Eric Blot, the expert of Cremona and Italian violin making

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On Eric Blot, the Cremona-based restorer, violin maker and expert on Italian stringed instruments


The Italian violin maker, restorer, expert and researcher Eric Blot is a cosmopolitan figure in the world of historic Italian master violins and ranks among the world's leading experts in the field of violin making in Italy. Born 10 January 1955 in Paris, Eric Blot completed his training at the highly esteemed violin-making school of Cremona in 1974. From very early on, he was particularly interested in restoring stringed instruments, which led him back to his home city in 1978 so he could perfect his skills under the tutelage of various specialist masters. His French intermezzo lasted only three years, and then the young master settled in Italy and opened his own workshop in Perugia. As a restorer in demand across the country, Eric Blot acquired comprehensive knowledge of the different regional traditions of Italian violin making. He also developed solid practical expertise which soon bore other fruit: his publications eventually gave rise to his major work, "Liuteria Italiana”, the 5th edition of which is currently being prepared. Eric Blot was once quoted as saying “time and love” were needed to become a good violin maker. And in the meantime he himself does not often have time to work on his own instruments, since it is his love of the field that frequently takes him to multiple congresses and exhibitions around the world. The atelier in Cremona where Eric Blot set up shop over 30 years ago has become a dynamic venue of the art of violin making. It is a place where young, talented violin makers and restorers work and learn – including Eric Blots's son Maël Blot, who has created his own approach to the Cremonese tradition. Maël's craftsmanship has brought about the workshop's new and faithful interpretations of Antonio Stradivari-orientated instruments. These pieces are the manifestations and the product of the father and son's common focus on their great role model.


ERIC BLOT S.r.l · Via Ceresole 16 · 26100 CREMONA - ITALY
Phone: +39 0372 801706 · Fax: +39 0372 801708




New arrivals in our catalogue
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  • Fine German master bow
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  • Ernst Heinrich Roth, old Bubenreuth violin from 1955, certificate
  • Modern Italian violin, Luigi Agostinelli, 1953
  • Old Czech violin after Niccolo Amati, c.1900
  • 7/8 - "Lady's violin", 7/8 violin, by Schuster & Co., c.1910
  • Old, 1940's Saxon violin, Markneukirchen, warm tones
  • Modern French soloist viola, Jacques Camurat, Paris 1958
  • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • 3/4 - antique French 3/4 violin, Breton model
  • Silver-mounted violin bow, for K. van der Meer Amsterdam
  • Fine Markneukirchen violin bow after Sartory, sweet, sophisticated tone
  • Modern Mittenwald viola, Matthias Klotz 1982
  • Recommendable antique Markneukirchen violin with a dark, brilliant sound
  • Markneukirchen violin bow, bright, clear sound, lightweight
  • Antique Klingenthal violin, approx. 1850
  • Antique German violin by Wolff brothers, Kreuznach, 1905
  • Fine English violin, 19th century, soloist sound
  • Contemporary English master violin, Victor Unsworth, "Ysaye" Guarneri
  • 7/8 - Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, Bologna 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 7/8 - Michael Reindl, Mittenwald 7/8 master violin, 1935
  • Italian violin by Delfi Merlo, Milano 1979 (certificate Delfi Merlo)
  • 1920's Italian violin by Stefano Caponetto (certificate Christian Lijsen)