Delve into the deep place where art meets physics under the steady hand of master luthier, John Sipe. This Charlotte, North Carolina-based maker of fine violas and violins welcomes you into his world, where the love for his craft is clearly, effortlessly expressed. Sipe brings his instruments to life as he shares how wood, tool and varnish work together to create enduring tone and beauty.
Special Thanks to:
Jacqueline Saed: Violinist, North Carolina Symphony
Carlos Tarazona: Violinist, Charlotte Symphony
Randy Jones: Pianist
Fred Story/Jane Hart Brendle: Musical score
Morgan Potts~ Director/Editor
Brian Faulkner~ Introduction Narration
Bryan Hoffman~ Production Specialist(you name it, he does it)
Mike Burke~ Videography
Pete Bell~ Additional Videography
Ryan Outcalt~ Audio
Karen Pearce~ Audio
Steve Price~ Lighting
Mack Matheson~ Lighting Assistant
Kim Brown~ Production Assistant
Jacob Winders~ Production Assistant
Jeff Wilson~ Production Assistant
Lisa Waldo~ Production Support
Rebekah Radisch~ Publicity
Special thanks to Jim Bramlett, Our State Magazine, and BB&T for their generous support.
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