Samuel ZygmuntowiczBrooklyn, New York
Samuel joined Violinist.com on Apr 7, 2007
Personal website: http://artistled.com/Biographies/Samuel_Zygmuntowicz.htm
Since 1985 he has worked independently in Brooklyn, NY, making violins,violas and cellos by advance commission, and working actively with performers such as Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Maxim Vengerov, and the entire Emerson String Quartet.
In addition to his extensive studies of traditional violinmaking, often featured in THE STRAD and STRINGS Magazine, he has worked closely with acoustic researchers Norman Pickering and Oliver Rodgers, and is currently on staff at the Oberlin Violin Acoustics Workshop. He was recently involved with the first 3D laser vibration studies of Stradivari and Guarneri violins, under the direction of physicist George Bissinger.
His work is documented in THE VIOLIN MAKER, a new book by author John Marchese, which follows the complete process of building a new violin for Eugene Drucker.
Here is a video interview with Newsweek.
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