Ester Passiatore received training as Maestra Liutaia specialized in the construction and restoration of musical bowed instruments, like violino, violas, cello, viola da gamba, violone and doublebass. She was trained at the Civic School of Violin Making in Milan and graduated in 2008.
She has carried out periods of apprenticeship and collaboration in the laboratories of established masters in the field such as the violin maker and restorer Carlo Chiesa in Milan and the baroque bow maker Fausto Cangelosi in Florence.
Participated in an international violin making event of the VSA (Violin Society of America) in Canada in Montreal in 2009, during which he was an apprenticeship in the workshop of the Maestro Carlo Chiesa.
She attended restoration and retouching courses with Maestro Hans Nebel in Parma, in 2009 and sculpture courses with the teacher Gesina Liedmeier in France in 2013. Has established relationships with international violin makers.
She regularly participates in exhibitions and events related to the modern and baroque violin making industry, in Italy and abroad.
Her workshop is located in Bari, Puglia, close to the music conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni” with wich She collaborated since 2015.
– She made a “baroque five strings cello” for the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
– She made “baroque five strings Violone Viennese” located in Vienna
Has several friends and speaks few languages but not fluently, occasionally plays the cello, loves the sea and does not like those who are always late.