American maker Andrew Ryan was trained at Peter Paul Prier Violins and the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at Edward Withers in London. As workshop foreman at Reuning & Son Violins in Boston from 1994 to 2011, he oversaw the restoration of many fine and important instruments. In 2004, he was one of eight violin makers invited to the first Amiata Summit, a biannual meeting of international violin makers founded by American luthier Gregg T. Alf, dedicated to exploring future developments in violin making.
Ryan is currently a teacher at the Violin Society of America's Oberlin Workshops, a frequent lecturer at violin making conferences, and a published author in The Strad, where his articles on the work of Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù have appeared.
Ryan builds his new instruments according to the methods of the great Cremonese masters, his own instincts as an active violinist himself, and his ongoing acoustical research. His violins are owned by professional musicians around the world.
16 3/8 Andrew Ryan, 1989 416 mm 16.5”