Colin Tulloch has been making violins and violas since 1994. After leaving school, Colin began a career in engineering contrary to the advice of his art teachers and his father who recognised a promising talent in another field: woodworking. Fortunately this talent was not forgotten and Colin soon combined his woodworking skills with his life-long interest in stringed instruments. The result put Colin firmly on a new career path.
In 2002, Colin met renowned American violin maker Kelvin Scott through a mutual friend in North Ronaldsay, the most northerly of the islands of Orkney, and the ancestral home of both families. Kelvin immediately recognised a meticulousness of craftsmanship in Colin’s instruments. He knew that this natural talent, as well as Colin’s deep understanding of the materials involved in the instrument building process, would benefit greatly from more formal study of the art of violin making. (Read more in the Living Orkney article from May 2007.)
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