In 1577, upon the death of Andrea Amati, his sons Antonio and Girolamo inherited the Amati family workshop and the highly successful partnership now known as the Brothers Amati was born. The renowned reputation of the workshop was safe in their hands. The brothers had trained with and worked alongside Andrea and they maintained a consistently high and often outstanding standard of production.
The Brothers Amati’s large output shows an experimental approach and the many different sizes of violins, violas and cellos they created suggests that they were working with musicians to perfect the tone quality of their instruments. Their work was widely copied by makers all over Europe and today their instruments are prized for their fine tone and elegant appearance.