Inspirata” (Inspired Music) is the name of this site
and of a workshop dedicated to the hand making of
wind instruments and in particular of bagpipes.
Even before the notes
resound, music becomes alive through our breath,
it acquires a rhythm which is sweetly perceived.
Through inspiration the air
flows in our lungs and the bagpipe gathers in
its bag the power to give life to harmony.
“Musica Inspirata” would like to open new
horizons and inspire new meanings but this is a
wish we hope will come true for what we do and
for those who passionately devote themselves to
was in the year 2000 when for the first
time, while I was listening to a recording
of early music, I was struck by the sound of
a bagpipe. Before the end of the following
year, I succeeded in finding a good
maker, I asked him to make an instrument for
me and I began to play it,…that is “to
play” it as I could. Those who have some
knowledge of these instruments can
understand what I mean. Each bagpiper has a
unique personal way to play the instrument,
but the people who begin to play it have the
same style, which can be easily recognised.
It was the same for me.
Luckily, through the
years I have met many good musicians and now
I have been playing these instruments for
some years, also professionally.
became interested in bagpipe making the
same day when I had my first bagpipe in my
hands. It is strange how these instruments
grow fond of people who have a natural bent
for craftsmanship. I think it happened the
same to me, since some months later I had
the chance to work as an apprentice in the
workshop of a maker of French bagpipes.
I will be always thankful
to my good Master.
I had the opportunity to
shape different natural materials, to learn
the characteristics of various wood
essences, to use a great variety of tools
and, what is most, I became aware that I
would devoted myself to that job for many
years to come.
then I have visited many bagpipe workshops, I
have attended some courses about artistic
woodturning and I have also travelled around
Italy, Germany and France to listen to the
instruments of those countries, capture their
harmonious sounds and become acquainted with the
skills of many bagpipe makers.
In 2006 I began to equip
my personal workshop and now, after having
acquired some experience, I have thought to
collect in the following pages what I have