The Founders

Amnon Weinstein

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein

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Amnon Weinstein, master violinmaker leads the team promoting concerts and educational projects concerning the violins around the world. He studied in Cremona, Italy with Pietro Sgarabotto, Guiseppe Ornati and Ferdinando Garimberti. He also studied in Paris with Etienne Vatelot. He won a gold medal and a certificate of excellence for violin sound at Salt Lake City in 1982.  He received the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, handed to him by Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, December 14, 2016. He also received numerous honors from Germany, Italy, France and is a member of the Violin Society of America. He served as a judge in the violinmakers competition in Salt Lake City in 1998.

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein, a third-generation Israeli violinmaker, was trained by his father, Amnon

Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein, a third-generation Israeli violinmaker, was trained by his father, Amnon, and began working in their workshop in 1998 as a violinmaker and restorer of violins, violas and cellos. He is trained in the tradition of the Italian Cremonese School of violinmakers and the French school of restoration. Avshalom also joins his father at the Keshet Eilon Violin and Bow-making atelier at Keshet Eilon Master Class for young violinists each summer since 1998. Avshi has also trained with master bowmaker Daniel Schmidt from Dresden since 2009 and opened his own workshop in Instabul the same year.

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