MEET THE LUTHIERS   

 

Chris Ulbricht

Chris Ulbricht grew up in Stafford, Virginia.  He began studying piano at an early age.  After four years of lessons, he found his way to the cello.  He played cello seriously through his teenage years, taking private lessons, participating in youth orchestras and small chamber ensembles.  After high school, Chris moved to Salt Lake City to enroll at the world-renowned Violin Making School of America.  While in Salt Lake City, he also had the opportunity to compliment his education by working at Peter Prier’s shop.

•Violin Making School of America, 2003.

•Recipient of the Kaplan-Goodkind Memorial Scholarship, Violin Makers Society of America.

•Studied under Peter Prier and Charles Wolf, Violin Making School of America, 1996-2003.

          •Michael Vann, Bow Repair and Restoration, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 2007  

•Professional Experience

            ◦Peter Prier and Sons Violins, 2000-2003.

Ted Skreko

Ted Skreko is a native of Indianapolis and at 14 began an apprenticeship with Kalon Watkins where Ted started his first violin. When he was 16 he worked at Franks Violins for a year, before working at Casa Del Sol where learned the fundamentals of repair and restoration under the tutelage of Al Stancel. In addition to attending the Violin Making School of America, Ted has participated in several workshops where his violin restoration and bow making skills were honed. The bow he built with Michael Vann’s guidance appears on his website.

•Violin Making School of America, 2003

•Recipient of the Kaplan-Goodkind Memorial Scholarship, Violin Makers Society of America.

•Studied under

            ◦Michael Vann, Bowmaking and Restoration, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 2003.

            ◦Peter Prier and Charles Wolf,Violin Making School of America 1996-2003.

            ◦Boyd Paulson, Violin Restoration and Varnish, American Lutheran University, 1999.

            ◦Kalon Watkins, Seasoned Scolls, 1993-1997.

•Professional Experience

            ◦Casa del Sol Violins, Indianapolis, IN, 1999-2002.

            ◦Frank's Violins, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-1999.

•Certificate of Merit for tone (violin), Violin Society of America Biennial Competition, 2004, 2012

•Individual Artist Grant - Indiana Arts Commission, 2006

•Featured in Strad Magazine launch pad section for up-and-coming makers and musicians, June 2007

•Silver Medal for tone (viola), Violin Society of America Biennial Competition, 2008

•Silver Medal for tone (viola), Violin Society of America Biennial Competition, 2010


   

  

Born and raised in Temuco, Chile, Laura Barceló is the General Manager at Indianapolis Violins.  In addition to managing the shop, Laura is a free-lance violinist in Indianapolis.


Laura holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

  

Laura barceló