Hello! Thanks for visiting my site.
I have been a professional violin maker and restorer working in large shops across the country since 1995.
In 2001 I completed a two year apprenticeship with French luthier Philippe Raynaud. Mr. Raynaud was a restorer for Reuning and Son in Boston for over twelve years.
Following my apprenticeship I worked with master violin maker Andranik Gaybaryan from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Gaybaryan's instruments are played by high level musicians such as Gil Shaham, Vera Beths, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and members of the Boston Symphony.
Today I have my own busy shop in beautiful historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia where I build professional level violins with powerful tone and great beauty that I know you will love. Contact me today if you would like to visit or take a violin on trial. I look forward to meeting you.
Stradivari model ~ $16,000
~made with a beautifully flamed one piece back and a lustrous red oil varnish, this violin produces a sweet, complex tone with shimmering highs and deep low end.
Guarneri model ~ $16,000
~made with a beautifully flamed two piece back and Baltic Amber varnish, this violin produces a rich tone with clear, powerful projection capable of filling a large concert hall.