Ryosuke Ito was born in Osaka Japan in 1980.
He has loved music and crafts since childhood.
He started working at a musical instrument workshop in 2003 while studying English and music abroad in Ireland.
During his time in Ireland, he made and repaired guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, hurdy-gurdys and other instruments. However, he wanted to start studying violin making from scratch and enrolled in an Italian school in 2008.
He learned instrument making from Wanna Zambelli and repairs from Allesandro Voltini and Claudio Amighetti. After graduating from the school in 2012, he frequented Davide Sora's workshop for advice. In order to improve his restoration technique, he attended a violin and Bow restoration course and completed it in 2017. He studied violin restoration from Luca Baratto and Barthélemy Garnier and bow restoration from Emilio Slaviero and Lorenzo Lazzarato in addition he studied stringed instruments such as guitar and mandolin with Bob van de kerckhove.
After completing the course, he trained at the workshop of Mr. Alberto Giordano, who is also known as the manager of Cannone, and later he started working as a restoration manager at the workshop of Jens G Jhohanson in Cremona. He uses his experience in restoring old violins when making new instruments.
When making musical instruments he does not just imitate the old masters but thinks about what kind of musical instruments they would make if they possessed current tools and modern knowledge. He also makes his own varnishes, pigments and purfling etc. to create his ideal instrument.
He is interested in folk music as well as classical music, and he produces instruments from not only the violin family but also nyckelharpa, mandolin etc. in his own style using the technique of violin making.
He got some good results on several international violin making competitions.
2nd prize with a viola at 8th National Violin making Competition A.N.L.A.I, 2014
1st prize with a viola at 9th National Violin making Competition A.N.L.A.I, 2015
3rd prize with a violin at International Violin making Competition Citta` di Roma 2016
Honable Mention Diploma with violin and viola at Malta International Violin Making Competition 2017
The Best Articulated Responding Sound Viola at Malta International Violin Making Competition 2017
2nd prize with a viola at 8th International Violin Making Competition Sesto Fiorentino 2017
3rd prize with a viola in professional category at International Violin making Competition “Andrea Postacchini-Alessandro Riccucci” 2019
2nd prize with a viola in professinal category at 10th International Violin Making Competition Sesto Fiorentino 2019
Finalist(5th position) and Special prize of Polish Union of Artist violin makers "The Luthier's Art in Poland" for the best non-polish Finalist at 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition 2021
3rd prize with a cello in professional category at 12th International Violin making Competition “ANLAI Pisogne” 2021