Oral History Information
Alessandro Onerati and his brother, Christiano, run the music store with their family name in Florence, Italy. The Onerati workshop was established in Florence in 1980, specializing in wind and percussion instrument repair, and soon becoming a central location for professional musicians and teachers alike. In their workshop, where instruments from all over the world can be found, customers are allowed to test the instruments on display, including a small collection of historical instruments. Over the years, the workshop has hosted meetings with internationally renowned experts and manufacturers, while also cooperating with local primary and secondary schools on a regular basis. Alessandro has always had a passion for the business side of the company and over the years helped grow business from the website and social media pages. He has also been active in working together with music programs and educational groups to support music education programs, concerts and competitions.