This is a fine example which Sam personally picked up from Arie at the 2018 VSA Violin Making Competition in Cleveland this past November. Out of well over 200 violin submissions from all over the world, Arie won a Silver Medal in Workmanship for his violin entry!
This violin we have for sale, is a close twin to the winning instrument and it sounds and looks every bit like a competition winning instrument! The tonal clarity is what really makes this instrument stand apart. Whether you are 5 feet away or 50 feet away, the tonal clarity of the instrument is not diminished or distorted, as can be the case with lesser instruments.
This violin will not last long...
from the maker:
Arie Bernard Werbrouck is a Flagstaff, Arizona based string instrument maker, specializing in fine violins, violas, and cellos. Born in Belgium, he moved to the United States in 1989.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Werbrouck attended New England Conservatory, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in music performance. He later graduated from the North Bennett Street School of Violin Making in Boston, under the instruction of Roman Barnas.
Mr. Werbrouck has worked under such prestigious violin makers as Ray Melanson and Feng Jiang, in addition to serving as assistant instructor to Francis Morris at the University of New Hampshire Violin Summer Program. Former luthier positions include Johnson Strings in Boston, MA and Shar Violin Shop in Ann Arbor, MI.