This video follows the week-long process of making two new violins for the Royal Northern College of Music instrument collection during its Strings Festival in March 2018.

Luthiers Kai-Thomas Roth, William Castle, Marc Soubeyran and Tibor Szemmelveisz collaborated on building two violins between 2 and 8 March, one based on a 1668 Jacob Stainer model and the other on the 1742 ‘Alard’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’.

Video by John Milnes.

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