Newark School of Violin Making: Fifty years young

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The Strad looks back on 50 years of the UK’s best-known institution for lutherie and the many well-known names who have passed through its doors as students

September 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s Newark School of Violin Making. Originally based at the Mount School, it moved to the heart of the town in 1977. The school’s young graduates quickly found work in the country’s leading violin shops, bringing the institution a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship. Here we look back at some of the landmark events in the Newark School’s history…

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