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Maureen Stringer: Director

Maureen Stringer Maureen studied Cello at the Royal college of Music, London, and the Chigiana in Sienna.

 

She subsequently became a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Baroque Ensemble.

 

After 20 years of professional playing and teaching, she founded Stringers in 1992.

 
Sally Morrison: Manager
Sally Morrison Sally studied viola at the Royal Northern College of Music.

She then worked for two years as a professional violist in London and Edinburgh.

Sally joined Stringers in 2009, as Manager and Head of the violin and viola department.
 
Virginia Swinney: Manager

Virginia Swinney Virginia studied Music and English at Glasgow University, with violin as her first instrument.

She joined Stringers in 1997 as a trainee, and was appointed Manager of the Edinburgh shop in 2001. 

 
Kate Finlay: Assistant Manager
Kate Finlay Kate studied Music Technology at Edinburgh University, and was a Saturday assistant at Stringers throughout her student years.

She joined Stringers full time in 2009 and took up the position of Assistant Manager in March 2010.
 
Renee Kenny: Cello Department Manager
Renee Kenny Renee studied cello at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, and the Hochschule, Vienna.

She played professionally for some time before becoming a much valued cello teacher.

Renee joined Stringers in 2008 as the Cello Department Manager.
 
Julia Hoare: Education Department Manager

19Julia studied for a Music degree at Newcastle University before completing a Masters in Historical Musicology at King's College London.

 

She worked part time at Stringers in London during her studies and became a full time member of the Edinburgh staff in 2010.

 

 

 
Judith Blackwell: Senior Restorer

IMG 3189After training in Leeds and London Judith became workshop Manager at J P Guivier in central London where she worked on many fine instruments.

 

Her extensive knowledge and experience in repair and restoration is combined with a particular interest in set up and tonal adjustment, to ensure that each instrument reaches it’s full potential.

 

We are delighted to welcome Judith to Stringers as senior restorer.

 
Robin McHugh: Luthier

Robin McHugh Robin was apprenticed to Derek Sanderson in Alva.

He subsequently became a Senior Lecturer in Stringed Instrument Technology.

Robin has been a luthier at Stringers since 1992.

 
Russel Redpath: Luthier
Russel Redpath Russel is a former student of Robin McHugh.

Apart from his work as Luthier in our Educational Department, Russel also plays violin and guitar.
 
Philip Thurloe: Bow Specialist
Philip Thurloe Philip is a maker and restorer of fine bows.

He worked for many years at Ealing Strings in London before moving north in 1987.
 
Paul Bowers: Consultant Restorer
paul_bowersPaul is one of Britain’s finest violin makers and restorers.

After graduating with distinction from the Newark School of Violin Making he worked for W.E. Hill & Son.

More recently he has worked as lecturer, maker and restorer and as Consultant Restorer for Stringers.
 


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