Joseph Curtin, Violin-Maker

Over the past 35 years, Joseph Curtin has built violins for some of the most distinguished artists of our time, including Erick Friedman, Ilya Kaler, Cho-Liang Lin, Elmar Oliveira, Yehudi Menuhin, and Ruggiero Ricci. If you are looking for a violin or viola, please contact us about commissions and currently available instruments.

To read more about the art and science of violin-making, please visit the Articles pages. You are also invited to follow Joseph Curtin’s blog, Violin Science.


There isn’t a shred of evidence suggesting he did.  Still, the idea comes around every few years, perhaps because it seems fitting that one of the great artists of all time created one of the most enduringly beautiful musical instrument designs. Leonardo did design a number of new instruments, and ...Read more