From the Everest region of Nepal to the equatorial jungle of Sumatra
to the Salle Pleyel of Paris, my Wimmer violin has been my constant
companion. It kicks butt!
It is abundantly clear that James has joined the ranks of that very small, elite group of full fledged master violin makers, already a legendary American maker and just a matter of time before we can drop American and substitute International!
Principal fiddler for Riverdance (Broadway) and Lord of the Dance (Las Vegas), currently tours with Green Fields of America and John Doyle.
Grammy winner and twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
I am delighted with this instrument, not only for its own beauty in sound and looks, but also for giving me that vital bit of extra room to expand my musical brain. Its sound is easily at home in any kind of music, be it classical, fiddle tunes, rock and roll or 21st century compositions. It is a completely unique and individual instrument, and I am indeed honored to be able to express myself through this violin, it is a rare gem.
What a work of art youve made! Ive only heard one other that
sounded that way to me, and not surprisingly, it was the Strad that
you used as a model. Lucky me, I just saved a million
dollars! Mark Salzman, acclaimed author of Iron and Silk,
Lying Awake, and True Notebooks
Michael is a fine fiddler, guitarist, composer, and fiddle scholar. Over the years he has played a variety of styles, from old-timey and bluegrass to Texas-style and swing, earned a Master's Degree in folklore from UCLA, taught music, repaired violins, and written scholarly articles about music.