Australian Violin Makers.

Posted on | November 16, 2009 | 2 Comments|

I’ve been reading a new book on Australian violin making that came out recently. It covers the violin and bow makers in Australia from the 19th Century to the present day. In the introduction, Michael Lea from the ‘Powerhouse Museum’ in Sydney, does a wonderful job placing the violin makers in context with the changing musical life and history of Australia.

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The bulk of the book list the makers, myself included and their biographies. There are also photographs of many beautiful Australian violins and the more eccentric work as well. With 311 pages and in hard cover the book offers good value at around $75 US. ┬áIt’s available directly from the author online at ‘Violin and Bow Makers of Australia’

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2 Responses to “Australian Violin Makers.”

  1. Catherine Ord
    September 25th, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    I want to find the author of the book on violins who mentions Laurence Thompson who emigrated to Australia from Shetland. He was a ship chippy who made violins. Can you help? Please.

  2. admin
    September 26th, 2017 @ 4:46 am

    The book, Violin and Bow Makers of Australia, has an entry on Laurence Thompson. It’s still available here: https://abcviolins.com.au/book.html The author is Alan Coggins.

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    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

    Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers and Violin Society of America.

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