My work is inspired by the beauty and perfection of the original instruments I copy. They are works of art ideally suited to play the music of their time. Meticulous examination and research, as well as dedicated practice and performance inform my recreations of the clarinets, basset horns, and chalumeaux played during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
With a musical upbringing, engineering studies at Stanford University, clarinet studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and early music studies under Eric Hoeprich at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, I bring a unique combination of skills and experience to building instruments.
My instruments meet the needs of the most demanding professional, remain faithful to the originals, and are beautiful to the ear and eye. I specialize in instruments based on original examples from the finest makers of the Golden Age of the clarinet including Theodor Lotz, Raymond Griesbacher, and Griessling & Schlott. The instruments I build are practical and reliable, as well as easy and comfortable for the performer. Historical instruments are a joy to play and build.
Over the next few weeks I will be updating my website. I will be adding new pictures and pages to show how things are progressing as I move into my new workshop in Rotterdam.