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Meet John D Ferwerda

John D Ferwerda (1973)
John was born in Holland in 1942, but has spent much of his life here in Australia. He began his career as a luthier in Amsterdam studying with Rudolf van Merrebach, one of Europe’s top Violin and Bass craftsman. Afterwards he learned bow repair and re-hair with Charles Bazin Mirecourt. Finally, he studied at the Mittenwald School of Violinmaking in West Germany, graduating in 1973.

Meet Lachlan Rentsch

Lachlan Rentsch (2021)
Lachlan joined Violin World a couple of years ago and is working towards becoming a master violin marker under John's guidance.

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