Eric Caldwell

Eric Caldwell, a contemporary American maker, was born in Kansas in 1976. His interest in violin making stems from his family history of woodworking and his personal interest in music. Caldwell studied with Karl Roy, the former director of the Bavarian State School for Violinmaking, and then decided to pursue a career as a luthier. Caldwell worked mainly as a repairer at different workshops around the United States before pursuing instrument making full time in his own workshop starting in 2009.