Fiddle music from
Strumentale Tre Violini was born in 1987 by Bernardo Falconi, Giuliano
Grasso e Giulio Venier, three fiddlers coming from different cities but
sharing the same love for the Italian mountain fiddling.
After studying for several years the various Northern Italian fiddle
styles, they edited in 1988 the book How
to play Italian Fiddle,
now available in english version.
The three fiddlers, accompanied by a guitar and a three-stringed small
bass, reproposed the traditional line-up of Northern Italian mountains.
Their first CD Matuzine (1990) won in the year 1991 the
Folkitalia Prize assigned by critics. The group recorded in 1995 their
second CD Il Ballo Dei Pazzi, performing unpublished Italian
fiddle tunes from manuscripts and printed sources from XVIIth to XIXth
Falconi: violin - Paderno Franciacorta (Bs)
Giuliano Grasso: violin, viola - Milano
Giulio Venier: violin, bassoctave violin - San Daniele (Ud) con:
Oliviero Biella: guitars - Bergamo
Paolo Manfrin: three-stringed small bass, liron - Cordenons (Pn)
Ballo Dei Pazzi
to play Italian Fiddle