Laurence Anderson Violins
Musical Instruments in Chicago, IL
As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with wood and hand tools that shape it. I can still recollect my introduction to orchestra in the fourth grade. All my friends wanted to learn to play the violin. I thought how exciting it would be to learn to make one. After gaining degrees in French from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University, with emphasis in Medieval Literature and Art, I started a 4 year violin making apprenticeship with David Folland. I continued my studies in the early 1990's with the celebrated masters Vahakan Nigogosian and Horatio Pinero during six summers at Oberlin. I opened my own shop in 1992. I've been making and restoring instruments for over a quarter of a century.