Marchi, Giovanni Antonio
- Philip J. Kass
(b San Nicolò di Villola nr. Bologna, Italy, April 24, 1727; d Bologna, Dec 20, 1807). Italian violin maker. Born into a family of carpenters, he moved to Bologna about 1745 and became a violin maker about 1755–56. He might have studied under one of the Fiorini family. His fame comes not from his rare instruments but from a manuscript on violin making that he completed in ...