Brisbane-based luthier Olaf Grawert guides his audience through the very scary repair process of a highly damaged violin. Not only has the bottom section come apart and collapsed, the cracked instrument has also suffered damage from hot weather and bugs.

(NB: 8’26” Glad Wrap = cling film!)

Grawert studied violin making initially with his father Helge Grawert.  He received a Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in 1990 to further his training at Geigenbau Machold in Germany. He returned to Australia where he maintains his own violin restoration studio.

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