Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-565
Maker: Horacio Piñeiro
Description: Horacio Piñeiro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he later studied at the School of Arts and Crafts for Wood. At the age of fourteen he began working on string instruments under Franco Ponzo, continuing his studies with Henry Viret and perfecting his craft with Pierre Gaggini in France.
In 1963 he opened his own workshop in Buenos Aires. In 1977, he emigrated to the USA to work for Jacques Français Inc. Mr.Piñeiro worked for Français for fourteen years and was involved in the restoration of many important and valuable instruments.
Mr. Piñeiro is now well established in his own shop in Jackson Heights, New York, where he is engaged in making new instruments and the restoration of old masters’ works. Married to Maria Elena Piñeiro and his three sons Gerardo Piñeiro, Rodrigo Piñeiro and Martin Piñeiro. He has made 200 new instruments (violins, violas, cellos) following the styles of the classical Italian instrument. He has participated in several competitions, receiving recognition for his work.
This particular viola is in excellent condition and produces a rich, even tone across the strings. Back Length: 42.7 cm. 16 7/8 in. String Length: 37.8 cm. 14 7/8 in.
Terms: This viola is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this viola, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.