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Violinmaking Tradition: From Cremona to Boston

Stefano Salimbeni interviews Italian lute maker Marco Coppiardi, who has been working and living in Boston for the past 20 years.

Aired on November 28, 2011, on RAI International’s “Italia Chiama Italia,” the report also includes coverage of a recent visit in Boston of lute makers from the northern Italian town of Cremona.

Aired on Italia Chiama Italia Nov 28, 2011.
From Boston by Stefano Salimbeni.
Filmed and edited by Luis Goncalves.

About Stefano Salimbeni

Stefano is a Boston-based freelance reporter, correspondent and producer for Italy’s national TV network RAI. Over the past 15 years he has produced more than 800 “Italian-angled” news stories and features from New England and from around the United States for RAI’s international channel, RAI Italia, broadcast to over 60 million viewers of Italian origins or of Italian descent living outside of Italy. He also assisted, and occasionally still does, RAI’s main correspondents in producing news stories and special reports during major news events. For the past three years, Stefano has also been the US correspondent for Famiglia Cristiana, one of Italy’s most widely circulated national magazines. He came to Boston in 1996 to earn a master’s degree and fulfill a lifelong dream of being a journalist. Stefano’s work can be viewed on his personal website, www.stefanosalimbeni.com.