Nicolo Amati or Nicola Amati ( Italian: Nicola Amati ) ( December 3, 1596 , Cremona - April 12, 1684 , Cremona ) is one of the most famous masters of the Amati family. Creator of many stringed instruments, including cellos . A teacher of such famous string masters as Jacob Steiner , Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Guarneri .
|Date of Birth||December 3, 1596|
|Place of Birth||Cremona|
|Date of death||April 12, 1684 (87 years)|
|Place of death||Cremona|
|Instruments||Violin , Cello|
Nicolo Amati was born on September 3, 1596 in Cremona . His father was Girolamo (Jerome) Amati, the son of Andrea Amati, the founder of the violin school. He, like his entire family, lived and worked in Cremona. Niccolo is the most famous member of the family.
Amati brought the type of violin worked out by his predecessors to perfection. In some violins of an enlarged format (364–365 mm) of the so-called Grand Amati, he amplified the sound, retaining the softness and tenderness of the tone. With the grace of form, his tools produce a more monumental impression than the works of his predecessors. Golden yellow lacquer with a slight brown tinge, sometimes red is also found. Nicolo Amati cello is also excellent. The violins and cellos created by Nicolo Amati have survived very little - just over twenty.
Also one of his students was his son Girolamo Amati 2nd (1649-1740). But he did not justify the hopes of his father, and with him the famous school was closed.
Nicolo Amati died in Cremona , Italy on August 12 , 1684 .
- 1987 - “ Visit to the Minotaur ” (USSR). In the role of Nikolo Amati - Rostislav Plyatt
- 1988 - Stradivarius (Italy). In the role of Nicolo Amati - Leopoldo Trieste
- Famous masters of string instruments
- Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) - Italy
- Andrea Guarneri (1626-1698) - Italy
- Nicolas Lupo (1758-1824) - France