Activity

Workshops attended

  • 1998 Neil K. Ertz, Queretaro, Mexico
  • 2003 Set up (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2004 Hans Nebel, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • 2004 Set up (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2005 Jerry Pasewicz, North Carolina
  • 2005 Set up (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2007 Set up (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2008 Advanced topics (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2010 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2011 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2011 Jerry Pasewicz, North Carolina
  • 2012 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2013 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2014 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2015 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin
  • 2015 AFVBM Study Chi-Mei Instruments Collection, Tainan
  • 2016 Restoration Workshop (VSA), Oberlin

 

Competitions and Conventions attended

  • 1998 Concurso de Lauderia de Veracruz, Mexico
  • 2000 VSA, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2000 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2001 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2002 VSA, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2003 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2004 BVMA, London, England
  • 2004 VSA, Portland, OR
  • 2004 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2005 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 VSA, Baltimore, MD
  • 2006 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2007 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2008 VSA, Portland, OR
  • 2008 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2009 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2010 VSA, Cleveland, OH
  • 2010 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2011 Pisogne Competition, Italy
  • 2011 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2012 The Art of Sound Competition, Omaha, NE
  • 2012 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2012 VSA, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013 SVA, Duluth, GA
  • 2013 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2013 VSA, Baltimore, MD
  • 2014 AFVBM, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 The Art of Sound Competition, Omaha, NE
  • 2014 Soul and Shape Competition, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 VSA, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2014 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2015 SVA, Alpharetta, GA
  • 2015 VSA, Baltimore, MD
  • 2016 SVA, Athens GA
  • 2016 VMAAI, Tucson, AZ
  • 2016 VSA, Cleveland, OH
  • 2017 SVA, Little Switzerland, NC
  • 2017 ANLAI, Florence, Italy

 

Violin Making Awards

  • 1998  Merit at Concurso de Lauderia de Veracruz (Violin)
  • 2002  Merit for Tone VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2002  Second Place Overall VMAAI (Viola)
  • 2003  Merit Overall VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2003  Second Place Tone VMAAI (Viola)
  • 2003  First Place Overall VMAAI (Viola)
  • 2004  First Place  Tone VMAAI (Quartet)
  • 2006  Second Place Overall VMAAI (Viola).
  • 2009  Gold Medal for Tone VMAAI (Violin) 
  • 2009  “Bob Wallace” Grand Champion Contest Winner Award VMAAI.
  • 2010  Merit for Tone VMAAI (Violin).
  • 2010  Merit Overall VMAAI (Violin).
  • 2011  First Place for Identification of Violins, Oberlin. 
  • 2011  Third Place Overall VMAAI (Viola).
  • 2012  Merit Overall VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2013  First Place Sound SVA (Viola)
  • 2013  First Place Workmanship SVA (Viola)
  • 2013  Third Place Sound SVA (Violin)
  • 2013  Third Place Workmanship SVA (Violin)
  • 2013  Silver Medal Overall VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2014  Elected member of AFVBM
  • 2014  Merit at Art of Sound, Nebraska (Violin)
  • 2014  Award Diploma (5th Place) at Soul and Shape Competition, Moscow, (Viola)
  • 2014  Third Place Overall VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2014  Silver Medal Overall VMAAI (Violin)
  • 2016 Certificate of Merit for Workmanship VMAAI (viola)
  • 2016 Silver Medal Tone VMAAI (Viola)
  • 2016 Gold Medal Overall VMAAI (Viola)
  • 2017 Silver Medal ANLAI, Florence (Violin)

 

Other activities

  • 2000-2010 Tone, workmanship and varnish judge for VMAAI competitions.
  • 2005 “First-aid” seminar at the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
  • 2006 Violin workshop at the International Music Festival,UAP. Mexico
  • 2006 Violin workshop and “Violin making for musicians” lecture at the Animato Music Festival at Florida International    University.
  • 2006  “Antiquing” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2007 Violin workshop and “Tone adjustment” lecture at the Animato Music Festival at Florida International University.
  • 2007 Violin workshop and “Set up” lecture at the Orchestra Studies Camp at Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA.
  • 2007 “Set up” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2008 Member of the team to translate the article; “Divine Proportions” by Francois Denis published in The Strad                Magazine on April 2009.
  • 2008 “Neck reset and Button repair” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2009 “Cutting F holes from Mirecourt School” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2009 Article “My Bob Wallace” by Pablo Alfaro (VMAAI journal).
  • 2009 Elected as Alternate Director for VMAAI.
  • 2010 Article “A l’air” by Pablo Alfaro (VMAAI journal)
  • 2010 Board of Directors of Atlanta Virtuosi.
  • 2010 VMAAI Board of Directors.
  • 2010 “Interesting Topics” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2011 Article "Neck projection" by Pablo Alfaro (VMAAI journal)
  • 2011 Board of Directors of Atlanta Virtuosi.
  • 2011 VMAAI Board of Directors.
  • 2011 Violin workshop “The Violin” at Atlanta String Mania Music Camp.
  • 2011 “Bridge Carving” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2012 Board of Directors of Atlanta Virtuosi.
  • 2012 VMAAI Board of Directors
  • 2012 Article “The soul of the violin” By Pablo Alfaro (VMAAI journal)
  • 2012 Article “Bridge Carving” after Pablo Alfaro’s lecture (VMAAI journal)
  • 2012 Violin workshop “The Violin” at Atlanta Chamber Music Festival
  • 2012 Violin workshop “The Violin” at Nessonvaux Music Festival, Belgium
  • 2012 “Carbon Fiber Rings” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2013” Instrument Care” lecture at Orchestra Conductors Seminar, Atlanta GA.
  • 2013  Board of Directors of Atlanta Virtuosi.
  • 2013  VMAAI Board of Directors.
  • 2013 “Instrument Care” Workshop at the Arts APS Conference, Atlanta
  • 2013 Vendor at Atlanta Chamber Music Festival
  • 2013 Article “How I became a violinmaker” By Pablo Alfaro (VMAAI journal)
  • 2013 Staff at Nessonvaux Music Festival, Belgium
  • 2013 Playing and workmanship judge for the 2013 SVA Makers Choice Competition
  • 2013 “Restoration tips” lecture at VMAAI.
  • 2013 “Carbon Fiber Rings” lecture at VSA 2013 Baltimore Convention
  • 2013 Atlanta Virtuosi Board of Directors
  • 2014 Lecturer at 5to Encuentro Musica Madera Lauderia, Morelia, Mexico.
  • 2014 “Set up and maintenance” Seminar at EMBA Veracruz, Mexico
  • 2014 VMAAI Board of Directors
  • 2014 Atlanta Virtuosi Board of Directors
  • 2014 SVA Board of Directors
  • 2014 Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Lecture “Violin Maintenance”, Atlanta
  • 2014 AFVBM Players meet Makers Exhibition, Chicago
  • 2014 Exhibition The Art of Sound, Nebraska
  • 2014 Exhibition Soul and Shape, Moscow
  • 2014 Exhibition Festival of the Violin, Indianapolis
  • 2014 “Antiquing” at 2014 VMAAI Tucson, AZ
  • 2015 Atlanta Virtuosi Board of Directors
  • 2015 VMAAI Board of Directors
  • 2015 SVA Board of Directors
  • 2015 Article “How I became a Violinmaker” (VMAAI Journal)
  • 2015 SVA Lecture “Tips on Restoration”, Alpharetta, GA
  • 2015 Staff at Nessonvaux Music Festival, Belgium
  • 2015 AFVBM  Modern Violins and Bows Exhibition, Taipei
  • 2015 "Jigs for scroll repair" Presentation, 2015 VSA Convention in Baltimore
  • 2015 "To Catch a Thief" Presentation, 2015 VSA Convention in Baltimore
  • 2015 “My life and work” Lecture at Escuela de Lauderia, Queretaro
  • 2015 Interview for Radio Universidad, Queretaro
  • 2016 Atlanta Virtuosi Board of Directors
  • 2016 VMAAI Board of Directors
  • 2016 SVA Board of Directors
  • 2016 SVA Lecture "Set Up", Athens Georgia
  • 2016 AFVBM Board of Governors
  • 2016 "Instrument Care Tips" Lecture at Atlanta Chamber Music Festival, Atlanta GA
  • 2016 Appraiser Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico
  • 2016 Staff at Nessonvaux MUsic Festival, Belgium
  • 2016 Judge for Violin Tone VMAAI Competition, Tucson AZ
  • 2016 "Tone Adjustment" Lecture at "Taste the Soundscape", Greenville, SC
  • 2017 Judge for Violin Tone SVA Competition, Little Switzerland, NC
  • 2017 "Violin Setup and Tone judging" lecture at SVA Convention, Little Switzerland, NC
  • 2017 Sesto Fiorentino "ANLAI Strumenti Vincitori" Exhibition, Florence, Italy

 

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