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startdate=”2015-09-21″; enddate=”2015-09-22″; name=”Ron Fletcher”; job=”Violin Maker (US)”; description=”Ron Fletcher started working with violins professionally around 1990, under the generous tutelage of Mr. Carlos Arcieri, from whom he learned all aspects of restoration and making. He has had his own workshop in New York for 18 years.”; link=”http://www.fletcherviolins.com”; Ron Fletcher
startdate=”2015-09-14″; enddate=”2015-09-14″; name=”Alessandro Ciciliati”; job=”Violin Maker (IT)”; description=”Alessandro Ciciliati is a fantastic violin maker from Ferrara, Italy. He will bring a violin and a viola that will be available to try out.”; link=”www.alessandrociciliati.it”; Ciciliati-3
startdate=”2015-11-16″; enddate=”2015-11-20″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=”Duncan Emck started playing the violin at the age of 7 and later studied with Prof. J. Hoffmann at the ‘Freiburger Musikhochschule’ in Freiburg, Germany. In 1997, after playing as a professional violinist in a number of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, he decided to become a violin maker and enrolled at Maestro Renato Scrollavezza`s School of Violin Making in Parma, Italy. He then moved to New York in order to work for Christophe Landon’s Rare Violins for 6 years repairing, restoring and making instruments. This was followed by 4 years of work as a bow maker for Salchow & Sons, New York.”; link=””; IMG_5832_web
startdate=”2015-11-09″; enddate=”2015-11-10″;name=”Julia van der Waerden”; job=”Violin Maker(CH)”; description=”Julia van der Waerden is a violin maker with a focus on restoration and new violin making. About her work, she says: ‘Restoration fascinates me because with every instrument one has to face new challenges.[…] I try to meet the standards of the original workmanship by saving original material wherever possible, and at the same time adapting it to be optimally played by musicians in the future. When making new violins, classical masters inspire me and the constant study of their work is very helpful. However, I also have my own style, which is influenced by other art forms and the time I live in. In this way, I give the instrument its own character, so it will both challenge and encourage a musician.'”; link=”www.vanderwaerden.ch”; julia-van-der-waerden-portrait
startdate=”2016-03-02″; enddate=”2016-03-05″;name=”Claire Chaubard”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=”Born in 1976 in Montauban, Claire Chaubard completed her scholarly and extensive musical studies at the Conservatory of Music in Montauban. After a successful entrance examination, she started her apprenticeship at the Mittenwald State School of Violin Making in Germany in 1997. In July 2000, she obtained her diploma as violin maker. In the following years, Claire Chaubard gained experience in the field of violin making working together with renowned master craftsmen around the world. After having worked in workshops in Australia, France and Germany, she obtained the Master Craftsman diploma of Violin Making issued by the Bavarian Chamber of Handicrafts. In 2005, she started her own business and became self-employed in Landsberg near Munich (Germany), where she repairs and restores fine string instruments. She also builds new violins, violas and cellos of the finest quality and sound.”; link=”www.chaubard.com”; workshop_2
startdate=”2016-03-02″; enddate=”2016-03-05″;name=”Jacques  Poullot”; job=”Bow Maker (FR)”; description=”Jaques Poullot was trained at the highly regarded ‚Ecole Nationale de Lutherie de Mirecourt‘ in the bow making class of Bernard Ouchard. After three years of studies and earning a “brevet de technicien en facture instrumentale” bow maker diploma in 1979, he moved on to a four year internship in the workshop of instrument maker Albert Claudot (Meilleur Ouvrier de France-Master Craftsman of France) in Dijon. Soon after, in 1983, he started his own business and has since then produced his sought-after bows. Since 2000, his workshop has been located in the Haute Savoie region of France, where he enjoys the calm and beautiful surroundings.”; link=”www.poullot.com”; workshop_4
startdate=”2015-12-12″; enddate=”2015-12-20″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Duncan will work here, please come by if you want his services! Duncan Emck started playing the violin at the age of 7 and later studied with Prof. J. Hoffmann at the ‘Freiburger Musikhochschule’ in Freiburg, Germany. In 1997, after playing as a professional violinist in a number of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, he decided to become a violin maker and enrolled at Maestro Renato Scrollavezza`s School of Violin Making in Parma, Italy. He then moved to New York in order to work for Christophe Landon’s Rare Violins for 6 years repairing, restoring and making instruments. This was followed by 4 years of work as a bow maker for Salchow & Sons, New York.”; link=””; duncan_portrait
startdate=”2015-12-15″; enddate=”2015-12-16″; name=”Yann Besson”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=” Yann comes by to look after the instruments we sold up here, please let me know if yo need to meet him.

Yann Besson, a French national, born in 1976, started his apprenticeship as a violin and viola maker at the French National Violin Making School of Mirecourt in 1991. After graduating in 1996 with a rarely given distinction, Yann has worked in a number of workshops across the world. Following training with renowned companies in France and Hong Kong he chose to settle at a leading London workshop, Frederick Phelps ltd, where he restored fine violins, violas and cellos for 7 years.

Whilst working at Phelps, Yann never lost his enthusiasm for studying the classic school of violin making. This prompted him to develop his own personal style of making and eventually led to him setting up his own full-time violin and viola making business in 2002. His instruments are now played by international artists.

“; link=”www.violin-viola-maker.com”;

Violin Maker Yann Besson
startdate=”2015-12-17″; enddate=”2015-12-17″; name=”Ian Mc Williams”; job=”Violin Maker (CANADA)”; description=” Ian comes by with a violin,viola and cello he made. You are welcome to meet him and try the instruments, let me know if there is any interest!

Ian Crawford McWilliams is a Canadian living 80 km west of Berlin in the historical town of Brandenburg an der Havel. He finished his schooling in Vancouver and left for England in 2002 on a path of learning and study.The first step was three years of studying at West Dean College in the south east of England on the stringed instrument making program. After finishing with distinction he spent 3 years working in London for J.P.Guiviers, specializing in bows.From here it was a short hop to warmer climates in Montpellier, France to work for Frederic Chaudiere. Looking to prefect the art of modern violin, viola and cello making. Two years of sweltering heat in the south of France was enough, the clock was ticking and Germany was calling.There was many good reasons to move to Berlin and set up the workshop shortly after in the beautiful town of Brandenburg an der Havel. The town of Brandenburg is a rare gem with history and music around every corner. A perfect place to work and perfect the art of violin making.

 “; link=”www.crawfordinstruments.org”;

Violin Maker Ian McWillians
startdate=”2016-01-15″; enddate=”2016-01-25″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Duncan is coming again, please come by if you want his services! Amongst his qualities its worth mentioning that he is an outstanding soundadjuster!!! Duncan Emck started playing the violin at the age of 7 and later studied with Prof. J. Hoffmann at the ‘Freiburger Musikhochschule’ in Freiburg, Germany. In 1997, after playing as a professional violinist in a number of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, he decided to become a violin maker and enrolled at Maestro Renato Scrollavezza`s School of Violin Making in Parma, Italy. He then moved to New York in order to work for Christophe Landon’s Rare Violins for 6 years repairing, restoring and making instruments. This was followed by 4 years of work as a bow maker for Salchow & Sons, New York.”; link=””; duncan_portrait
startdate=”2016-02-22″; enddate=”2016-02-27″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Duncan is coming again, please come by if you want his services! Amongst his qualities its worth mentioning that he is an outstanding soundadjuster!!! Duncan Emck started playing the violin at the age of 7 and later studied with Prof. J. Hoffmann at the ‘Freiburger Musikhochschule’ in Freiburg, Germany. In 1997, after playing as a professional violinist in a number of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, he decided to become a violin maker and enrolled at Maestro Renato Scrollavezza`s School of Violin Making in Parma, Italy. He then moved to New York in order to work for Christophe Landon’s Rare Violins for 6 years repairing, restoring and making instruments. This was followed by 4 years of work as a bow maker for Salchow & Sons, New York.”; link=””; duncan_portrait
startdate=”2016-03-24″; enddate=”2016-03-31″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Duncan is coming again, please come by if you want his services! Amongst his qualities its worth mentioning that he is an outstanding soundadjuster!!! Duncan Emck started playing the violin at the age of 7 and later studied with Prof. J. Hoffmann at the ‘Freiburger Musikhochschule’ in Freiburg, Germany. In 1997, after playing as a professional violinist in a number of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, he decided to become a violin maker and enrolled at Maestro Renato Scrollavezza`s School of Violin Making in Parma, Italy. He then moved to New York in order to work for Christophe Landon’s Rare Violins for 6 years repairing, restoring and making instruments. This was followed by 4 years of work as a bow maker for Salchow & Sons, New York.”; link=””;  duncan_portrait
startdate=”2016-05-21″; enddate=”2016-05-28″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is here, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””; duncan_portrait
startdate=”2016-06-01″; enddate=”2016-06-04″;name=”Jacques  Poullot”; job=”Bow Maker (FR)”; description=”Jacques Poullot one of the finest restorers and bow makers in the world is coming to work between 1/6-4/6,
Open house those days 10.00- 18.00. On the 1/6 from 14.00 though. If you want to try his bows, or need a repair or rehair, expertise, certificate, valuation, or just a good advice you are more than welcome. Read more about Jacques on the workshop page.
Claire Chaubard is expecting her third child, so she will not come this time.”; link=”www.poullot.com”;
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startdate=”2016-06-21″; enddate=”2016-06-21″; name=”Yann Besson”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=” Yann comes by to look after the instruments we sold up here, please let me know if yo need to meet him.

Yann Besson, a French national, born in 1976, started his apprenticeship as a violin and viola maker at the French National Violin Making School of Mirecourt in 1991. After graduating in 1996 with a rarely given distinction, Yann has worked in a number of workshops across the world. Following training with renowned companies in France and Hong Kong he chose to settle at a leading London workshop, Frederick Phelps ltd, where he restored fine violins, violas and cellos for 7 years.

Whilst working at Phelps, Yann never lost his enthusiasm for studying the classic school of violin making. This prompted him to develop his own personal style of making and eventually led to him setting up his own full-time violin and viola making business in 2002. His instruments are now played by international artists.

“; link=”www.violin-viola-maker.com”;

 Violin Maker Yann Besson
startdate=”2016-06-21″; enddate=”2016-06-21″;name=”Julia van der Waerden”; job=”Violin Maker(CH)”; description=”Julia van der Waerden is a violin maker with a focus on restoration and new violin making. About her work, she says: ‘Restoration fascinates me because with every instrument one has to face new challenges.[…] I try to meet the standards of the original workmanship by saving original material wherever possible, and at the same time adapting it to be optimally played by musicians in the future. When making new violins, classical masters inspire me and the constant study of their work is very helpful. However, I also have my own style, which is influenced by other art forms and the time I live in. In this way, I give the instrument its own character, so it will both challenge and encourage a musician.'”; link=”www.vanderwaerden.ch”; julia-van-der-waerden-portrait
startdate=”2016-07-02″; enddate=”2016-07-03″;name=”Eric Blot”; job=”Violin Maker and Expert(IT)”; description=”Eric Blot from Cremona will hold valuation and expertise days in the shop 2/7-3/7.
As Eric Blot is mainly an expert in Italian instruments.
Johannes Leuthold, violinmaker and expert from Zurich will be here as well, to look at the non Italian Instruments.We thank everybody that has shown interest and applied.Looking forward to seeing you all!”; link=”www.ericblot.com”;
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startdate=”2016-08-11″; enddate=”2016-08-18″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is coming, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””; duncan_portrait
startdate=”2016-09-06″; enddate=”2016-09-10″;name=”Jacques  Poullot”; job=”Bow Maker (FR)”; description=”Jacques Poullot one of the finest restorers and bow makers in the world is coming to work between 6/9-10/9,
Open house those days 10.00- 18.00. On the 6/9 from 14.00 though. If you want to try his excellent bows, or need a repair or rehair, expertise, certificate, valuation, or just a good advice, you are more than welcome. Read more about Jacques on the workshop page.
Claire Chaubard is still busy with her new baby, so she will not come this time.”; link=”www.poullot.com”;
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startdate=”2016-09-14″; enddate=”2016-09-19″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is here, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””;  shatz-duncan-emck
startdate=”2016-12-08″; enddate=”2016-12-10″;name=”Jacques  Poullot”; job=”Bow Maker (FR)”; description=”Jacques Poullot one of the finest restorers and bow makers in the world is coming to work between 8/12-10/12,
Open house those days 10.00- 18.00. On the 8/12 from 14.00 though. If you want to try his excellent bows, or need a repair or rehair, expertise, certificate, valuation, or just a good advice, you are more than welcome. Read more about Jacques on the workshop page.
“; link=”www.poullot.com”;
 

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startdate=”2016-12-08″; enddate=”2016-12-10″;name=”Claire Chaubard”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=”Claire Fantastic violinmaker from Munich is coming with Jacques as well
“; link=”www.chaubard.com”;
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startdate=”2017-01-13″; enddate=”2017-01-23″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is coming, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””;  shatz-duncan-emck
startdate=”2017-03-14″; enddate=”2017-03-25″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is coming, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””; shatz-duncan-emck
startdate=”2017-03-14″; enddate=”2017-03-15″; name=”Yann Besson”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=” Yann comes by to look after the instruments we sold up here, please let me know if yo need to meet him.

Yann Besson, a French national, born in 1976, started his apprenticeship as a violin and viola maker at the French National Violin Making School of Mirecourt in 1991. After graduating in 1996 with a rarely given distinction, Yann has worked in a number of workshops across the world. Following training with renowned companies in France and Hong Kong he chose to settle at a leading London workshop, Frederick Phelps ltd, where he restored fine violins, violas and cellos for 7 years.

Whilst working at Phelps, Yann never lost his enthusiasm for studying the classic school of violin making. This prompted him to develop his own personal style of making and eventually led to him setting up his own full-time violin and viola making business in 2002. His instruments are now played by international artists.

“; link=”www.violin-viola-maker.com”;

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 startdate=”2017-06-01″; enddate=”2017-06-02″;name=”Claire Chaubard”; job=”Violin Maker (FR)”; description=”Claire Fantastic violinmaker from Munich is coming with Jacques as well
“; link=”www.chaubard.com”;
 claire_chaubard
startdate=”2017-06-02″; enddate=”2017-06-04″;name=”Jacques  Poullot”; job=”Bow Maker (FR)”; description=”Jacques Poullot one of the finest restorers and bow makers in the world is coming to work between 2/6-4/6,
Open house those days 10.00- 18.00. If you want to try his excellent bows, or need a repair or rehair, expertise, certificate, valuation, or just a good advice, you are more than welcome. Read more about Jacques on the workshop page.
“; link=”www.poullot.com”;
workshop_4
startdate=”2017-08-25″; enddate=”2017-09-15″; name=”Duncan Emck”; job=”Violin Maker (NL)”; description=” Hey Everybody, Duncan is here, outstanding Violinmaker. If you need some help with your Instruments, just come by! Read more about Duncan on the workshop page.”; link=””;  
startdate=”2017-09-04″; enddate=”2017-09-05″;name=”Julia van der Waerden”; job=”Violin Maker(CH)”; description=”Julia van der Waerden is a violin maker with a focus on restoration and new violin making. About her work, she says: ‘Restoration fascinates me because with every instrument one has to face new challenges.[…] I try to meet the standards of the original workmanship by saving original material wherever possible, and at the same time adapting it to be optimally played by musicians in the future. When making new violins, classical masters inspire me and the constant study of their work is very helpful. However, I also have my own style, which is influenced by other art forms and the time I live in. In this way, I give the instrument its own character, so it will both challenge and encourage a musician.'”; link=”www.vanderwaerden.ch”;
startdate=”2017-09-11″; enddate=”2015-09-11″; name=”Ian Mc Williams”; job=”Violin Maker (CANADA)”; description=” Ian visits today.

Ian Crawford McWilliams is a Canadian living 80 km west of Berlin in the historical town of Brandenburg an der Havel. He finished his schooling in Vancouver and left for England in 2002 on a path of learning and study.The first step was three years of studying at West Dean College in the south east of England on the stringed instrument making program. After finishing with distinction he spent 3 years working in London for J.P.Guiviers, specializing in bows.From here it was a short hop to warmer climates in Montpellier, France to work for Frederic Chaudiere. Looking to prefect the art of modern violin, viola and cello making. Two years of sweltering heat in the south of France was enough, the clock was ticking and Germany was calling.There was many good reasons to move to Berlin and set up the workshop shortly after in the beautiful town of Brandenburg an der Havel. The town of Brandenburg is a rare gem with history and music around every corner. A perfect place to work and perfect the art of violin making.

 “; link=”www.crawfordinstruments.org”;

 Violin Maker Ian McWillians
startdate=”2017-09-23″; enddate=”2017-09-25″; name=”Ron Fletcher”; job=”Ron Fletcher er på besøg. Violin Maker (US)”; description=”Ron Fletcher started working with violins professionally around 1990, under the generous tutelage of Mr. Carlos Arcieri, from whom he learned all aspects of restoration and making. He has had his own workshop in New York for 18 years.”; link=”http://www.fletcherviolins.com”;