Paul Crowley violin, New York 2021
Award-winning American violin maker Paul Crowley worked as a sound engineer and professional double bassist before training to become a violin maker. After graduating from the North Bennet Street School in Boston in 2002, he worked with Michele Ashley and Marco Coppiardi for several years before establishing his own Boston workshop. He currently builds his own instruments in his studio located in Brooklyn, New York.
Crowley's instruments have won numerous awards, including a Silver Medal for violin tone from the Violin Society of America competition held in 2004, as well as two Certificates of Merit in 2014: one for violin tone, and another for viola workmanship. In 2018 his violin was one of two winners at the 21st Century Violin Search hosted by the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
Paul is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Violin Society of America, regularly attending the VSA's Summer Violin Making Workshops.