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Strad Magazine



working now

“Working Now” is an online collaborative audio project about the working lives of people today around the world.

Most 30-year-olds spend their days working in front of computers. Giancarlo Arcieri, 35, spends his plying wood with knife in his Midtown Manhattan violin shop. His father Carlos Arcieri, also a violin maker, taught him the trade, and Giancarlo made his first violin when he was just 19 years old. The key to good violin making? A love of knives.


Produced by Anne Noyes Saini. Find more of Anne’s work at

Photos by Renan Dario Arango.

Giancarlo Arcieri
Giancarlo Arcieri
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