Sharon Que

Sharon Que has twin careers as a violin restorer and a mixed-media artist. She does repair and restoration for Joseph Curtin on an occasional basis. Born in the Detroit area, Que received a BA from the University of Michigan, then began an apprenticeship in wood model making with General Motors, where she earned a journeyman’s card. In 1989, Que became a workshop assistant at Curtin & Alf, where she learned violin-making. Many of the jigs, tools, and methodologies she designed there are still in use. After seven years at Curtin & Alf, and another five at Joseph Curtin Studios, Que opened her own Ann Arbor workshop.

Que is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Violin Society of America. She works with the Henry Ford Museum on their violin collection, including instruments by Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu. Her artwork is in the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and she has exhibited extensively in the metro Detroit area, and in San Francisco, Chicago, and Venice, Italy.

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