Though he was a crucial force behind the renewal of the Genoa school, Nicolò Bianch made relatively few instruments during his career in Italy and France. Little is known of his life before his move to France in the early 1840s, but evidence suggests that he may have studied with Ludovico Rastelli. During his years in France ...Read More Bianchi mostly worked in restoration but also trained a number of important Italian makers of the Genoa school, including Giuseppe Scarampella, Eugenio Praga, and Riccardo Antoniazzi. He returned to Genoa in 1869, leaving his workshop in 1877 to Praga and bequeathing his belongings to his apprentice François Bovis upon is death in 1880.
- The auction record for this maker is $141,600 in Oct 2013, for a cello. - 4 auction price results.