Hello! Thanks for visiting my site.
I have been a professional violin maker and restorer working in large shops around 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, and Frank Peter Zimmermann.
Today I have my own busy shop in beautiful historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia where I build professional level violins and violas 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 or viola on trial. I look forward to meeting you.
Violins and Violas
~made with beautifully flamed Bosnian maple and the finest Italian spruce, covered with a lustrous Baltic Amber varnish, these violins and violas produce a deep, rich tone with clear, powerful projection.