In my opinion, restorers of antique stringed instruments are part artist, part artisan: craftsmen, painters, musicians, art historians, acousticians and chemists all in one – which is what makes my profession so complex. And so utterly fascinating.
For me, this ‘work’ is a labour of love: I consider myself extremely fortunate to work, every day, with genuine works of art: works of art which have the power to enthral, both with their physical beauty, and with the intoxicating music that they can create.
To read more about my career to date, my experience, my unique perspective on the restorer’s art, and the services I offer to my clients, please explore the sections below.
And if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I employ a range of techniques to ensure a ‘full recovery’ for the instruments in my care, taking into account both historical accuracy and the musician’s desired optimal sound.
My career throughout the years has taken me all around the globe. I learned from the best, honing my skills in a number of workshops, and now offer courses to those who would like to improve their own capabilities.