Eric Caldwell

Eric Caldwell is a contemporary American maker, born in Kansas in 1976. His interest in violin making stems from his family history of woodworking and his personal interest in music. Caldwell majored in music at San Jose State before deciding to become a luthier. He studied with Karl Roy, the former director of the Bavarian State School for Violinmaking. Caldwell worked mainly as a repairer at different workshops around the United States before pursuing instrument making full time in his own workshop in the Washington DC area starting in 2009. Over the course of his career, he made 166 instruments, admired for their excellent craftsmanship.