The Miami-based luthier was based in New York until three years ago
Until three years ago, I’d been based in New York City my whole life. I felt like the walls were closing in on me, almost literally; three new skyscrapers had been built right next to my Manhattan workshop and we suddenly had no light or view. For a while I worked in New Jersey, but eventually I decided to move to Florida with my wife and children. Since then, I’ve barely had any time for new making, as there’s been so much work for me. Miami has an excellent music scene, with students from the university and New World Symphony, and musicians from the Palm Beach Opera and Symphony of the Americas all needing repair work. There’ve been a lot of outdoor events this summer, where the hot weather has played havoc with people’s instruments and I need to get them back to normal working order…
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