Maker of Fine Instruments
​And More
James Robinson is a qualified luthier, a graduate of the violin making school in Cremona, Italy. He has had more than 45 years of experience which includes working as a restorer with a number of the worlds' most well known and famous violin shops such as Jacques Francais Rare Violins in New York City, Ealing Strings and Cranston Workshop in London and Kanda & Co. in Tokyo, as well as other violin shops in Singapore and Portland Oregon. He was also a consultant for The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur. James has made more than 250 instruments and has four international awards for his work.  His teachers are the world famous violin makers Gio Batta Morassi and Francesco Bissolotti in Cremona, Italy. His bowmaking teachers are the renowned English bowmaker, Michael Taylor, the French bowmaker, Martin Devillers, and the American bowmaker, David Hawthorne from Cambridge MA.
  Violin Making
 The history of craftsmen making musical instruments or even string instruments is many thousands of years old and originally linked to the ‘spiritual realm’. The earliest violins were made between 1500 to 1550. James Robinson  is a violin maker who has a strong connection to history, tradition, and the culture of lutherie.

James's teacher was G.B. Morassi (1934-2018) in Cremona. Morassi's teachers, from 1951, were Giuseppe Ornati and Ferdinando Garimberti. Morassi's instruments are world renowned.

James Robinson is one of Australia’s most prolific and well known violin makers. The instruments he makes are owned by string players around the world.
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