Luthier and teacher Peter Prier dies aged 73

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Peter Paul Prier, the German-born US luthier who founded the Violin Making School of America, died on 14 June at the age of 73. As a luthier, Prier made more than 200 instruments during his career, with Yehudi Menuhin and Daniel Heifetz among those playing his violins on stage.

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