Dutch violin maker and varnish expert Koen Padding dies

Dutch violin maker Koen Padding, whose passion for classical varnish was known to many luthiers through the products he sold under the Magister brand name, died suddenly last week. He was in his mid-fifties. Padding trained at the Newark School of Violin Making in ...

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