Traditionally trained as a luthier by Brice Dupin de St-Cyr in the artist's studios of Carnegie Hall in the early 1990s, Robert stands among the world’s most active violinmakers. Having worked on scores of instruments by Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and other classical Italian masters, he is now devoted exclusively to making cellos, violas and violins in the spirit of these Cremonese visionaries. His clientele includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kirov Opera, members of The New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco and Shanghai Symphonies, The Berlin Philharmonic, Harvard University, the Opera National de Paris, the Stockholm Philharmonic and many notable soloists. Before focusing on violinmaking, Robert studied Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently completing doctoral work in mathematics and logic and is on the faculty of the European Graduate School in Switzerland as a lecturer in philosophy. As a part of a select group of makers, museum specialists and acousticians he is at the forefront of using 21st century science to practice and advance 17th century methods. He divides his working time between a village of seven people in the French Pyrenees, London, San Francisco and Cremona.
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