Schedule

The goal of the association is to encourage the development of the art of making violin-family stringed instruments.

Here is our 2019 Schedule.  Email ViolinMakersBC@gmail.com if you’d like to be updated if there are changes.

Hands-on meetings are held in the seminar room of Lee Valley Coquitlam (1401 United Blvd) from 6-9pm.

MonthTopicAttendeesLocation
18 Jan 2019Hands-on Meeting
Demo: f-holes & f-hole cutting
Public: Members, Guests and Drop-insLee Valley Coquitlam
15 Feb 2019Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
15 Mar 2019Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
23 Mar 2019Competition and Exhibit (Made in BC)PublicUBC School of Music
18 Apr 2019
(Thurs)
Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
17 May 2019Hands-on Meeting
Demo: Varnishing
Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
21 Jun 2019Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
19 Jul 2019Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
23 Aug 2019 Hands-on Meeting Public: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
20 Sep 2019 Hands-on MeetingPublic: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
28 Sep 2019Made-in-BC Instrument & Bow ShowPublicTBC
18 Oct 2019Hands-on MeetingPublic: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
22 Nov 2019 (updated)Hands-on MeetingPublic: Members, Guests and Drop-ins Lee Valley Coquitlam
14 Dec 2019Annual SocialMembers & Invited GuestsPrivate
2020NW Pacific Exhibit and Competition (BC, Oregon and Washington)To be AnnoucnedVancouver

The Made-in-BC Instrument & Bow Show provides the general public with the opportunity to try out instruments made by our membership.   The feedback provided by musicians to our violin, viola and cello makers is invaluable.  Everyone is welcome!

Hands-on meetings provide members with the opportunity to learn from our more experienced members by working work on their violins with them.  Most meetings will include a demonstration of select tools and techniques.  These run from 6pm to 9pm and are hosted by Lee Valley, Coquitlam, in their Seminar Room.  Guests and drop-ins are welcome.