This instrument was part of the Third Annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition.
Marinos Glitsos is a professionally trained luthier residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a musician, himself, he fully understands the needs of string players and the instruments which they depend on. His instruments are crafted to meet these exacting needs while honoring traditional woodworking methods and techniques.
After having first earned a Bachelor of Music degree Marinos served a two year apprenticeship with prominent lute maker Daniel Larson in Duluth, Minnesota. He then went on to enroll and complete the program at the prestigious Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah where he studied under award winning violin maker Sanghoon Lee. Upon graduating from violin making school Marinos was invited to work alongside renowned violin maker and restorer John Waddle in Saint Paul, Minnesota where for two years he worked with some of the finest examples of both historical and contemporary instruments. Marinos has since been focused on the construction of new violins, violas, and cellos which he creates from his home studio under the watchful eyes of his two shop dogs, Lucy and Pam.