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Anna Sandys 16 3/8 viola, 2020, #34, Portland, OR

Anna Sandys 16 3/8 viola, 2020, #34, Portland, OR

$11,500.00
Code: VA1625~S171-4

This instrument is part of our fourth annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition.

Born and raised in Sonoma California Anna attended UC Santa Cruz, studying

Anthropology and visual arts. An interest in American fiddle music and folk art led

her to an apprenticeship at Vermont Violins, this shop experience led Anna to

pursue violin making.

In 1998 Anna enrolled at North Bennet Street School of Boston where she studied

violin making under Kevin Kelly, graduating from the program in 2001. While in

Boston, Anna had the opportunity to work with Arthur Toman learning instrument

set up, tone-adjustment, repair and restoration. While working in Toman’s shop

she had the good fortune to observe many fine instruments in the hands of their

masters.

In 2006, Anna relocated her shop to Portland, Oregon. Over the years she has

participated in the Oberlin Summer Violin Makers Workshop several times, and

traveled abroad for exhibitions as well as participated in national lutherie events.

Article number: VA1625~S171-4
Availability: In stock

This instrument is part of our fourth annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition.

Born and raised in Sonoma California Anna attended UC Santa Cruz, studying

Anthropology and visual arts. An interest in American fiddle music and folk art led

her to an apprenticeship at Vermont Violins, this shop experience led Anna to

pursue violin making.

In 1998 Anna enrolled at North Bennet Street School of Boston where she studied

violin making under Kevin Kelly, graduating from the program in 2001. While in

Boston, Anna had the opportunity to work with Arthur Toman learning instrument

set up, tone-adjustment, repair and restoration. While working in Toman’s shop

she had the good fortune to observe many fine instruments in the hands of their

masters.

In 2006, Anna relocated her shop to Portland, Oregon. Over the years she has

participated in the Oberlin Summer Violin Makers Workshop several times, and

traveled abroad for exhibitions as well as participated in national lutherie events.

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