Snapshot: crafting string instruments in Florence
Featuring PA Lutherie
Located in Rifredi, a cultural hub in the Italian city, PA Lutherie is the workshop of Paris Andrew, a luthier who started out as an apprentice to a harpsichord maker.
A fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust helped her to set up shop in Florence. She says what sets her business apart is its rent-to-own scheme.
‘It can be hard for young musicians to buy a professional instrument, so I offer a more finance-friendly option to help more musicians flourish,’ Paris says.
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