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A Violin Maker’s Paradise

August 3, 2013

Communications Staff

Under a bright lamp, a man works on unfinished wood in the shape of a violin body
Photo credit: Zach Christy

For nearly 30 summers, ever since noted restorer Vahakn Nigogosian organized a restoration workshop in Oberlin in 1986, the Violin Society of America has run workshops on campus. Extraordinary laboratories for the world’s most talented violin and bow makers, the Oberlin workshops have been likened by some to a “violin maker’s paradise,” says workshop director Chris Germain. Learn more about the Oberlin-VSA connection by watching the video.

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