“A new tool for violin making”, curso de Peter Westerlund en la Escuela Vasca de Luthería BELE.

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PETER WESTERLUND

LUTHIER

Westerlunds Violinverkstad AB is a growing family business, where the main function is the making of violins, violas and celli.

The shop is situated in beautiful Norberg in Bergslagen, and employs Peter Westerlund, Violinmaker and Irene Westerlund, Administrator.

Since the company’s beginning in 1985, Peter has made over 300 instruments (violins, violas and celli). A speciality has become the copying of older instruments.

During the period 1998-2003, Irene and Peter arranged weekend seminaries for the proffesional Swedish violin-/bowmakers and restorers.

It is necessary to then study different collections the world over. We have had the opportunity to study instruments in many different locations. The places where we so far have had the opportunity to visit are, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC., the Metropolitan Museum in New York, London, Vienna and other places.

Irene Westerlund is taking care of all the administration in the company. She  is the webmaster for the company homepage. During six years, starting 1998, she organised weekend classes for the Swedish violinmakers/repairers.

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