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About me

My workshop is based in North Argyll in the village of Connel on the West Coast of Scotland (near Oban), where I focus on making four to five instruments of the violin-family per year as well as restoration and repair.

Since 2021:   

Scholarship awarded by Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to fund studying with Scottish master luthier Sheena Laurie.

2019 - 2021:   

Violin making workshop established in Glasgow (moved to Connel 2023). 

Stringed Instrument Making and Repair Course at Glasgow Clyde College (former Anniesland College).

2005 - 2019:  

Work as Mechanical Development Engineer and Structural Systems Engineer on Paper Production Systems and on Marine Renewables

1997 - 2004:  

Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. M.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering (Product Development) at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

If you are interested in my work, I would be delighted to show you my workshop and the exciting process of making instruments. On the contact page you find my details to arrange an appointment.

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