This is a live stream from the Violin Makers project at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, during its Strings Festival.

Luthiers Kai-Thomas Roth, William Castle, Marc Soubeyran and Tibor Szemmelveisz are collaborating on building two violins in seven days (2-8 March) - one is based on a 1668 Jacob Stainer model and the other on the 1742 ‘Alard’ Guarneri del Gesù’.

Shop1742 ‘Alard’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ poster