Gregg Alf

American | Based in Venice, Italy

Gregg Alf is a leading violin maker who has earned a reputation for crafting high-quality concert instruments. He graduated from the Violinmaking School in Cremona, Italy in 1980, where he lived for many years before establishing the successful partnership of Curtin & Alf with his friend Joseph Curtin.

Gregg's exceptional work has earned him several gold medals and the distinction of "Hors Concours" from the Violin Society of America. He now runs Alf Studios in the United States and is sought after as a teacher, sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring violin makers. Many of his students have gone on to establish successful careers of their own.

In addition to his work as a maker, Gregg is highly regarded in the industry as a judge at international violin making competitions, guest lecturer and examiner at violin making schools worldwide. He has curated several important exhibitions, including the 2016 Messiah Stradivari Exhibition in Cremona and the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival in 2018. He is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the International Entente of Violinmakers EILA.

Gregg's work has been featured in several exhibitions, including the Ole Bull celebration in Bergen, Norway, and is held in loan collections by the Royal Academy of London, the Amati Foundation, Dextra Musica, and the Maestro Foundation. He currently resides with his family in the historic center of Venice, Italy.

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Violin by Gregg Alf, Ann Arbor 2003
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Violin by Gregg Alf, Ann Arbor 2003

This violin by Gregg Alf, crafted in Ann Arbor in 2003, boasts a warm and resonant G string that is sure to impress. The powerful and rich top end creates a full and well-rounded sound, making this instrument ideal for a soloist. The precision and attention to detail in the construction of this violin by master luthier Gregg Alf ensure that it is not only visually stunning but also a musical marvel. The previous owner has meticulously maintained the violin, keeping it is in pristine condition, making it a rare and valuable addition to any collection. Gregg Alf's violins are sought after by musicians around the world.

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