An insight into my work
From my passion for music…
Music has been present in my life forever, and since I discovered historical performance practice, a completely new world unfolded before me. This new way of understanding music decisively influenced how I make music and, over time, unconsciously led me to what is now my livelihood for several decades. Notably, the first instrument I built was a baroque violin for my personal use.
It is not surprising, therefore, that I ended up specializing in building instruments for the performance of early music with historical criteria.
From perfection to aesthetics…
Besides the acoustics, another aspect that attracted me to these instruments is their aesthetics—the diversity of their forms, allowing the maker more freedom in approaching a project. Therefore, I seek to be fully respectful of the instruments on which I base my work, not only in terms of acoustics but also in aesthetics, with decorations and ornaments in line with the style of the period. I take utmost care in aesthetics without veering into the grotesque.
This pursuit of aesthetic perfection led me, for the creation of the heads of my viols, to collaborate with a highly skilled professional like Miguel Ángel Tapia, a master sculptor specializing in traditional Castilian imagery. Some examples of his work can be seen in the Gallery.
What type of instruments do I make?
To make my instruments, I use the finest materials: high-quality European wood, naturally air-dried for years, handmade fittings, natural pigments, and oil varnishes, always striving for the best results. My production includes all kinds of bowed instruments:
True art is appreciated in my workshop…
While the majority of my production consists of bowed instruments for the performance of early music, I also build instruments in a modern setup, reproducing examples from the most renowned makers (Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati, etc.).