Ayoung An, known as Anna Arietti, was born in 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. She has been fascinated by music and violin making since her childhood. To experience the world, in 2008, she began journeying across the United States. In 2011, she attended the world-renowned Antonio Stradivari School of Violin Making in Cremona and studied under the guidance of Pier Luigi Aromatico Fantoni. Upon graduating in 2015, she participated in a number of competitions and has garnered many achievements and awards:
The “Award Personality” medal at the 2015 International Violin Making Competition in Pisogne
Silver medal at the 2016 International Violin Making Competition in Rome
Bronze medal at the 2016 International Violin Making Competition in Rome.
In 2017, she started work with Edgar Russ to improve her skills, an experience which has influenced her career and style.
In 2020, she opened her own workshop in Cremona, Italy. Ayoung An makes violins, violas, and cellos that each have their own beauty and sound. Through these one-of-a-kind instruments, Ayoung An expresses herself through her works of art.
An incredible copy of a beautiful violin by Antonio Stradivari made in Cremona in 2020 by Anna Arietti in her workshop. It is very well made and has the physical and sound characteristics to match an antique Italian violin. It responds very quickly and projects extremely well. It has a rich and warm low register and a powerful high end. This violin would be ideally suited to someone who plays a lot of chamber music and would blend wonderfully in a section. The violin comes certified from the Luthier.View Instrument
We have been following Anna's work for a few years now, and the quality of her craft seem to improve with each new instrument, both in terms of sound and craftsmanship. The sound of this beautiful violin, modelled after the "Heifetz" Guarneri, certainly does justice to its craftsmanship. It produces a rich and powerful tone while striking a good balance between dark and bright. It is characterised by a full and vibrant resonance on every note and every double stop.View Instrument