Artsfile

Artsfile

In December arts journalist Peter Robb visited my workshop and we gave him a workshop tour. We talked about what goes into making a good string instrument and about being a violin maker in Ottawa. The article just came out online. ARTSFILE article is here –...
VSA awards!

VSA awards!

In November I took part in the 23rd Violin Society of America Violin Making Competition. I’m pleased to say I won two awards.  An award for workmanship for my latest violin and an award for workmanship for my cello. There were 224 violins and 66 cellos entered...

Exhibition in New York

In New York at the Lincoln Centre in the Bruno Walter Auditorium there will be an exhibition of contemporary violins, violas, cellos and bows. Sunday, March 18th, from 1pm to 5:30pm. I look forward to show a violin copy of the ‘Dushkin’ Guarneri Del...
Cello Endpins

Cello Endpins

Over the past 25 years I have tried a number of different endpin and endpin spikes while making cellos.  Mostly carbon fibre and steel spikes. We also see clients using a range of different endpins on their cellos. Most of these are made in Germany, Japan and the US....

Toronto Symphony Orchestra and cello soloist

This Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure to listen to Dale Yoonho Jeong perform as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Roy Thompson Hall. He was the 2017 winner of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. He performed a selection from...