He was born in 1955 in Havana, Cuba. Before dedicating his life to the violinmaking, he graduated into Natural Science in 1983.He was the pupil of Master Violinmaker Vladimir Pilar in Hradec Kralove, Bohemia from 1985 to 1986. In 1992 he took his diploma at the International Violinmaking School of Cremona under the guidance of Masters Giorgio Cè and Stefano Conia. He worked in the CEE (European Community) workshop in Cremona from 1992 to 1996. During this period and also after he improved his skill under the guidance of Master Gio Batta Morassi.
He gets his inspiration from Classical Cremonese Violinmaking in the working method and also in his models, taking the style of Cremonese antique Masters of the Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari families. His varnish is a warm dark red colour as the first period of Antonio Stradivari.
His workshop is in the historic centre of Corte de Frati, a little village next to Cremona.
DIEGO ALBERTO SERRANO, Maestro Liutaio - P.Iva: 01170720195 - Via Pascoli, 3 - 26010 - Corte dei Frati (CR)