Kristin Siegfried Ballenger

Kristin Siegfried Ballenger is a Boston based Violin Maker and restorer. A former Instructor at the Chicago
School of Violin Making. She is a graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making as well as Illinois
Wesleyan University. While still in school at CSVM she began working for Peter Seman at Seman Violins,
where she continued after graduation. In 2019 she began as instructor at the Chicago School of Violin
Making alongside Executive Director Antoine Nédélec. She has recently moved to Boston where she is
doing restoration work for Reuning and Son Violins, as well as new making.
As a participant in the Oberlin Violin Makers and Restorers workshops, she continues to pursue new
techniques while continually refining her craft.
Kristin is a Board Member of the Violin Society of America, and has served on committees for the
American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.