Tatiana Scalercio is a lute-maker who lives and works in Rome.
Tatiana attended classic lute-making courses, under teaching and guidance of Masters Gabriele Carletti (Bologna) and Fiorenzo Copertini Amati (Firenze).
In 1999 she graduates with full marks in lute-making and keeps attending her Master's shopfloors, deepening her knowledge on both theory and practice around constructing bow chordophone, according to the classical Italian traditions: Cremona, neapolitan, tuscanian, Bologna.
Tatiana has improved a linseed oil soluble in alcool, a complex technical proceeding practiced after Master Lapo Casini and she has also enlarged her researches internationally, spending a period of studies in Bruxelles, under the guidance of Master Thomas Meuwissen at Conservatoir E. Royal in Brussels.
Tatiana's passion and commitment to her craft can be appreciated in all her hand made instruments, which reproduce high classical models.
Tatiana is also very patient and able at repairing all kinds of strings.
In 2006 Tatiana attended a specialization course in restoration held by Master Hans J. Nebel at Master Scrollavezza's Lute-maker School of Parma.
Lately Tatiana started studying extra-European musical instruments and in 2008 she graduated in Ethnomusicology.
She dedicated herself to restoration of extra-European strings, in particular Indian Tanpura, on which a book ("Il Tanpura: il suono dell'India in un liuto") is beeing published soon.
performs the work of set-up on sitar and other Indian instruments at the
Music Center of Indiana Saraswati House.
In 2009 she worked at
‘Bridgewood and Neitzert’ workshop in London where she was able to
improve her knowledge in bow-instruments restoration and set up.