Pablo Alfaro graduated from the Taller de Laudería at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, in addition he attended the advanced program of specialization with Gary Vessel in Utah, USA. Pablo Alfaro has received over twenty five awards in violinmaking competitions including Eight Gold Medals and Six Silver Medals. In 2009 Pablo Alfaro was the Grand Champion Contest Winner of the Bob Wallace Memorial Award.
Mr. Alfaro is a member of the AFVBM (American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers) serving on the Board of Governors. As a member of VSA (Violin Society of America) Pablo attends the Oberlin workshops every year and has been a conference speaker for VSA Conventions. Pablo is also a member of VMAAI (Violin Makers Association of Arizona International) serving on the Board of Directors and SVA (Southern Violin Association) serving on the Board of Directors as well. Pablo received tutelage from great masters as Rene Morel, Hans Nebel, and Jerry Pasewicz among others. In addition Pablo Alfaro has been a tone, varnish and workmanship judge as well as a conference speaker for VMAAI and SVA.
Pablo Alfaro has been a faculty member for the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla’s International Music Festival, the Florida International University’s “Animato” Music Camp and the “Orchestral Studies for Musical Studies” at Reinhardt College in Georgia, the Nessonvaux Festival in Belgium and at the EMBA Summer Festival in Veracruz. Pablo Alfaro was appointed as principal technician and foreman for five consecutive years at Summerhays Music Center in Utah. Also Pablo joined the staff of Williams Gengakki Violins in Atlanta, GA as a restorer for one year. Currently Mr. Alfaro works in his own shop “Alfaro Violins, LLC” in Decatur, GA restoring fine old instruments, as well as creating new violins, violas and cellos.