Royal Conservatory of Music

Royal Conservatory of Music

The Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada (RCM) has just released their new edition of the “Violin Series: an anthology of repertoire, études, technique, and orchestral excerpts.”  Available here: shop.rcmusic.com/collections/violin-series-2021-edition...
Violin available –  from 2009

Violin available – from 2009

Our workshop has been busy during the Covid-19 period. I’ve completed violins for waiting musicians and my assistant has been working hard restoring violins. In between my commissioned work, I just finished updating a violin I made in 2009.  I fitted a new...

Workshop open

Our workshop is open again! Please note the Covid-19 shop visit protocols:, as of July 7th, 2020: Visits to the shop are by appointment only – only two customers are allowed per visit It is mandatory for you to wear a mask covering your mouth at all times If you...

Reduced workshop service

For my customers regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19):  Out of concern for our clients, my family and employee, we are suspending all repairs, bow rehairs, and sales of strings and accessories until further notice. Hopefully this precaution will only be required...
Strad magazine Jan. 2020

Strad magazine Jan. 2020

In the Strad Magazine January 2020 edition, my colleague Hugh Withycombe and I published an article on madder lake pigments. These types of colour pigments were used by the great violin makers of the past to add additional colour to their instruments. They continue to...