Raymond Schryer, born 1961 in Sault Ste Marie ON Canada, has been passionate about violins for over 35 years. Raymond studied violin performance at the University of Western Ontario and now enjoys arranging music and performing.
At the age of fourteen, Raymond studied violin making with his uncle Fernand Schryer in Quebec for four years. At 21 Raymond earned a formal 3 year apprenticeship from the violin shop of Geo. Heinl Co. in Toronto. The decades from 1990’s on are filled with research, innovation and rewards. In international violinmaking competitions Raymond consistently improved his standing, winning numerous silver and gold medals internationally. One of his proudest moments was the Gold Medal win for Cello in October 2003 at the Triennale Internazionale in Cremona, Italy.