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Marino Capicchioni

Deceased Person

Marino Capicchioni (born in Santa Mustiola in the Republic of San Marino on June 28, 1895 and dead in Rimini on October 19, 1977) was an Italian musical instrument maker At an early age worked a local carpenter as a cooper, as well as a carved and furniture maker. He later developed an interest in instrument making and constructed several guitars. He completed his first violin when he was 24. In 1929 he permanently established himself in Rimini were he opened his own workshop. He participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions all over Italy and was praised and recognized for his talent: in 1931 he won the gold medal at the Padua Exposition, and in 1937 he received an honorable mention and a silver medal for his quintet exhibited in the Cremona competition during the Stradivari Bicentenary. The Vannes Universal Dictionary of Violinmakers quotes that in 1948 Capicchioni had already made 350 violins, 10 violas and 20 violoncellos. In the middle of the 1940s his son Mario began working with him and shared in his business until the Master's death. The Republic of San Marino dedicated a square to Marino Capicchioni, and erected a monument by the sculptor Marina Busignani Reffi in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1895
Place of birth
San Marino

Death

Date of death
1977

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