Musica Antica

Emanuele Del Verme
Italian luthier and ethnomusicologist.

Born in Naples in 1984, Emanuele began musical studies as a child. He studied classical guitar, drums and classical percussion, specializing with Maestro Vittorio Buonomo and Maestro Alfredo Russo. As a performer, he participates in various events and competitions.

In 2012-13 and 2013-14 he studied the viol at the “Conservatorio Ottorino Respighi” in Latina (near Rome) with Maestra Claudia Pasetto and worked as a percussionist with the EnsembleComes Amoris.

After the classical studies, he graduated with honors in Art History at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a thesis on the origins of folk jazz. He spent several months in Holland as an associate student on an Erasmus Scholarship, attending the courses at the Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2006 he moved to Rome to take the MA in Musicology focusing on non-European musical traditions. In 2010 he spent several months of field research in Uttar Pradesh (Northern India), studying some living oral epic traditions. In 2011 he graduated with honors in Musicology at the University of Rome La Sapienza with a thesis on Lorikāyan oral epic tradition.

In 2011 he started his training in musical instrument-making following the course “La via dei Leutari”. He completed his apprenticeship in some of the most renowned Roman workshops, learning construction and restoration techniques for the bowed and plucked instruments. He developed a specific interest in early instrument making and at the end of the apprenticeship received the title of Master Luthier.

In 2014/2015 he moved to Cremona to follow an advanced course on the setup of bowed musical instruments at the Antonio Stradivari Institute of Higher Education. There he improved his knowledge of acoustical physics and materials technology with Professors A. Sarti (Politecnico di Milano) and M. Malagodi (University of Pavia), directors of the laboratories of the Violin Museum in Cremona. He also closely studied the ‘Cremonese’ making technique of the modern quartet under the direction of Maestro Luca Primon with an internship in the workshop of Maestro Alessandro Voltini.

Currently he is preparing for a PhD in Music at the University of Rome La Sapienza with a research project on the Italian Viola da Gamba. In 2015 he entered the 31st edition of the PhD in Music at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a research project on the Italian Viola da Gamba. In the following three years he carried out archival research about Neapolitan viol makers in the 16th century and he studied the major European collections of musical instruments.

From 2013 he has been working as a professional luthier.

In 2015, with the ‘Musicantica’ enterprise project, he won the competition ‘Cultural and Creative Activities’, awarded with financial support from the European Social Fund for his innovative contribution to the advancement of the art of instrument-making.

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