Julie Reed-Yeboah has had her office in New York City since 2006 specializing in the repair and restoration of violins, violas and cellos. She has an international reputation, serving clients from Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Soloists, concertmasters, quartet players, orchestra players, string teachers, and students come to her for adjustments, and entrust their instruments to her care. She also sells classical stringed instruments and bows trying to match instruments to her clients, and specializes in modern violinmakers’ work. Julie and her colleague, Yi-Ping Yang have hosted the Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition since 2011. The three-day event features over 50 of the world’s finest living violinmakers. Each year over 1,500 people have visited the exhibition.
A graduate of Newark School of Violin Making, Julie started her training in Nebraska with David Wiebe who graciously taught her while she was studying at the University of Nebraska. Julie has worked in major violin shops in England, Germany, and the US, specializing in the restoration of some of the finest instruments from the classical period. She has served as the caretaker for the instruments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nippon Music Foundation, Samsung Foundation, among many others, providing maintenance and inspection for the collections.