from the maker:
Salt Lake City violin maker R. Alex Wilson graduated Cum Laude from The Violin Making School of America, where he studied with Director Charles Woolf and Silver Medal winner Sanghoon Lee. During his student years Alex spent evenings apprenticing with John Young, a multiple award winning violin maker. After graduating, Alex was hired by Peter Prier to focus intensely on repair, restoration, and set-up. Alex was named Shop Foreman as he helped Prier & Sons Violins transition through the difficulty of Peter’s passing. In 2016, Alex attended the Violin Society of America/Oberlin College Restoration Workshop, focusing on cutting edge “best practices” in restoration and set-up.
Alex is currently making new violins from his workshop in Salt Lake City, and also offers set-up, repair, and restoration services. As a violin maker, Alex aims to bring together the working methods of the Classical Italian Masters with current research on acoustics and performance practices.