I’m delighted and somewhat humbled to have been asked to stand as Chairman of the British Violin Making Association from September 2016. The association has done incredible work bringing together the fellowship of professional and amateur violin makers both in Britain and around the world, and I hope that in my time ahead we can build this twenty-year-old institution to deliver more to its members and reach out further into the world of instrument making and music.

Whether you are a professional maker, an amateur of whatever calibre, a student or simply someone who is fascinated by the craft behind how violins are made, the BVMA has something to offer you and welcomes you into its worldwide community. For further information and to apply for membership, visit the BVMA website www.bvma.org.uk