Giuseppe Puppo was an Italian violinist, composer, and teacher. Born in Lucca, Italy, he quickly became a violin virtuoso at an early age. He travelled through Europe through the end of the 18th century, settling in Paris in 1783 where he became a highly-sought after teacher and authority on violin-playing. Fondly referred to as “Mr. Puppy” in England, Dipper Restorations will be featuring a weekly series called “Dear Mr. Puppy” on our social media platforms. We will answer your Early music questions in accordance to the opinions of Signor Puppo, unravelling the mysteries and curiosities of the exquisite tradition of violinmaking and playing.