Gregg Alf violin, Ann Arbor 2001
American luthier Gregg T. Alf is one of the leading makers in the world today. A graduate of the International Violin Making School in Cremona, he returned to the United States in 1984 to found Curtin & Alf with Joseph Curtin in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1995, he established Alf Studios with workshops in Ann Arbor and Venice, Italy, where he currently builds instruments for many of the world's top string players.
Alf's violins have won the most prestigious awards in international competitions, including several Gold Medals at the Violin Society of America competitions, earning him the top honor of "Hors Concours" membership in the VSA in 1982.