Oral History Information
Antonio Monzino VII followed in his father’s footsteps. Antonio Monzino VI was a well respected violin maker and expert who began the exportation of Italian musical instruments to several key countries that had ports not previously open to Italian products. Antonio VII expanded the family company, Carisch established in Milan (Italy) in the year 1750, to be a global enterprise. He also pioneered the organization of the Italian Music Industry Association Group to address common issues concerning the music supplier and retailer. His involvement within the industry has strengthened educational programs and international commerce. He has also played a vital role in archiving the history of the industry through his work with the NAMM Resource Center and his support of the NAMM Foundation’s Museum of Making Music.