Emma Hardy



About Emma

I currently work part time as a manager for Les Aldrich Music in Muswell Hill, London where I carry out instrument set-ups and minor repairs as well as other management duties. I do this alongside my studies at Merton College, where I will soon be entering my final year of studying violin making and repair.

In 2018 I became a committee member of the British Violin Making Association, my responsibilities lie primarily as their web and print coordinator. Prior to beginning training as a violin maker and repairer at Merton College, London, I worked as a book cover designer and typsetter where I learnt the joys of paying attention to small details, even those that others may never notice, which has translated into my approach to violin making and repair.

In 2018 I was awarded an RAB grant to enable work on a project to increase my learning about Carleen Hutchins' methods and acoustical theories, with the aim of completing a copy of her treble violin model. The project is ongoing.