Bruto Sordini was born in the small village of Cagli, high in the mountains of central Italy. While studying law Bruto developed a passion for pipe making, and so gave up what was to be a promising law career in order to work with his hands and heart as well as his mind. Don Carlos pipes originated from Maestro Bruto Sordini's passion for classical music and especially for the opera. The pipe maker from Cagli gets his inspiration from music and also listens to it while he is working. His pipes are classical but from time to time he also makes freehand shapes.