John Young is an award winning luthier who has been making violins since 1989. He began his study of the violin while attending the string instrument program at Red Wing Technical College in Minnesota. In a desire to further his knowledge, John continued to learn his art at the Violin School of America in Salt Lake City, graduating in 1993.
John has received both popular and
critical acclaim for his instruments. He was twice awarded the silver medal for workmanship at the Violin Society of America competition for violin makers in 1996 and again in 2002, and in 2004 he received a certificate for tone. His instruments have been heard in many major US halls including Carnegie and Avery Fisher and as far away as Australia and Egypt.
His clientele includes Elmar Oliveira, Robert Mannâ€¦.