Canadian luthier Gregory Walke (b. 1952) studied violin making at the Welsh School of Violin Making and Repair. He worked for several years in Wales, then in Germany with Hieronymus Koestler in Stuttgart, before returning to his native Canada.
In 1988, Walke established a studio with Sibylle Ruppert in Paisley, Ontario, where he worked as a restorer for top North American violin shops, including Moes & Moes. He also has collaborated with his his brother, bow maker Bernard Walke. Walke currently dedicates his time solely to making his own instruments.