Saturday, September 17, 2016

Harmony Centre, Studio

Owen Sound, Ontario


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


The instruments and the makers who create them

This annual event offers a great opportunity to see beautiful string instruments up close. You’ll meet     several talented instrument makers who will be on hand displaying their incredible creations. Below is this year’s all-star luthier line up:


Stephen Quinney — Trained at the world-renowned Newark School of Violin Making in England, the Toronto-based luthier is a  member of The American Federation of Violin and Bowmakers.   


John Newton Violins — The Toronto-based luthier studied and observed under the guidance of the well-known viola maker Otto Erdesz. He has a love of both music and craftsmanship.  


Itzel Avila — Based in Toronto, Itzel is a well-established violin maker trained in Italy, Canada, and the U.S. Her instruments are played by musicians in North America and Europe.                       


Mark Schnurr — Flesherton-based luthier is well-known for his modern violins, violas, and celli in the Italian tradition.


David Prentice — Flesherton-based luthier has built violins and violas for a number of prominent artists in both the orchestral and chamber music worlds. His instruments are played by members of some of the world’s great orchestras.


Sibylle Ruppert — Sibylle grew up with string music and learned the basics of violin making at the Welsh School of Instrument Making and Repair. She came to Canada in 1988 and is now based in Paisley.