The Bisiach family of makers and dealers ran one of Milan's most important violin shops during much of the 20th century. Founded by Leandro Bisiach in the late 1880s, the firm produced new instruments made by talented employees such as the Antoniazzi brothers, Giuseppe Ornati and Gaetano Sgarabotto, as well as dealing in old ones. Leandro himself was a fine maker and his sons were trained in the same ...Read More craft. The eldest, Andrea, initially deputised for Leandro during his father's absences from Milan, but founded his own shop after a family rift. Carlo, the second son, worked closely with his father, then collaborated with Iginio Sderci and moved to Florence. The youngest sons, Leandro and Giacomo, took over the family business after Leandro Senior's death, running it until the 1970s.
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