Join Peter White for a demonstration on how to make a violin at Antonio Strad Violin!
Peter Peter has been making violins, violas, violoncellos, and mandolins for fifty years. Inspired by his Belarusian grandfather, he studied violin making at an early age in America and later in Kraków Poland under master luthier Jan Pawlikowski. To date, he has made 262 instruments owned by concert, orchestra, and Grammy-nominated musicians. In New Mexico, he owned Old World Violins which hosted the 1990 Violin Society of America Convention and Competition.
His violins and violas have won multiple gold medals for workmanship and tone in American contests, and he has won a gold medal for his antiqued copies of Andrea Amati’s Il Portuguese violin of 1560 and a viola from the same period. Peter started the New Mexico Musical Heritage program at the University of New Mexico which to this day teaches Hispanic and Native American students to make violins and to play the traditional music of the Southwest and the local Native American Pueblos.