Alexander Sobolev is a designer, instrument maker, and entrepreneur living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2008 he received a B.F.A from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. His creative work has since focused on the intersection of new world technology and old world craftsmanship. As CEO and founding member of Weinreich Labs (a small music technology startup), he is principal designer of The Violin Gallery (an iPad app released in 2014) and the Digital Violin.
Sobolev has worked with Curtin on the design and manufacture of the Impulse Response Rig (a workshop tool for measuring violin sound), the digitization and optimization of the violin and viola fingerboard, high-quality instrument photography, the development of UltraLight violins and violas, and many other workshop projects.