Pietro Guarneri

Pietro Guarneri or sometimes referred to as Pietro da Venezia, was the son of Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, filius Andreae, and the last of the Guarneri house of violin-makers. He lived in Cremona with his father until 1718. Finding life in Casa Guarneri in some way uncongenial, he left Cremona for good in 1718. The master eventually arrived and settled in Venice 1722-1724. Here he blended the Cremonese techniques of his fathers‘ characteristics, perhaps working with Montagnana and Tononi. The Venetian makers of the same period were Matteo Goffriller, Carlo Annibale Tononi, Francesco Gobetti, Domenico Montagnana and Sanctus Seraphin.