Dorian Barnes

Violin Maker

"I find his instruments to be beautiful visually and tonally. His traditional approach to instrument making and varnishing, as well as reasonable pricing, makes his instruments a wise and secure investment."

        -Lawrence Wheeler

- Associate Professor of Viola, Moores School of Music, Univ. of Houston

"What impresses me the most about Dorian Barnes is his appreciation for, and ability to create, quality sound. Whether listening to one of his own instruments or working with him in adjusting a violin, it is apparent that Dorian uses the sound of the old, great, masters as his template. He is extraordinarily patient and works hand in hand with musicians in search of the best possible results."

- Kathleen Winkler - Professor of Violin Shepherd School of Music - MS 532 Rice University, Guest Professor of Violin Beijing Central Conservatory, China


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