American luthier Geoffrey Ovington (b. 1946) studied violin making with James Coggin in Manhattan before opening his own studio in upstate New York.
Ovington's instruments have won numerous awards, including medals at the Violin Society of America International Competitions. Many are played by professionals in prestigious European and American orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, who commissioned Ovington to make three violas in 1991.
Geoffrey Ovington, New York 2015 754 mm 4/4