The Santa Rosa Fire

The Santa Rosa Fire

I have received a lot of concerned inquiries about how I fared during the terrible fires in Santa Rosa.  I have been very fortunate: my immediate family myself, and my house and workshop have come through unscathed.  It happens that I am in Mexico at the...
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

I recently fulfilled an old dream: to deliver an instrument to a musician in an exotic part of the world. Daniel Prazeres is principal viola at the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira,  in Rio de Janerio. He has been searching for a viola with particular rich and dark tone...
On the Road

On the Road

I will be in Houston TX for four days 2/20 – 2/24 with recent instruments available to try. Please contact me to arrange a viewing, let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see,  or just to say...
VSA Conference, Cleveland 2016

VSA Conference, Cleveland 2016

The Violin Society of America I just attended the 44th annual conference of the The Violin Society of America. The VSA is the world’s largest violin maker’s group and in my mind the most useful resource available to members of the trade. Over the years...
Cello Making, Sight and Sound

Cello Making, Sight and Sound

Hugh Livingston is a cellist, composer and sound installation artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, for a couple of years now he’s been dropping in and collecting video of instrument making in progress. The clips below are his working sketches for a piece...