The Lisle Violin Shop Workshop

Lisle Violin Shop maintains the largest workshop in Texas to meet the needs of our customers. From simple repairs to fine instrument restorations, our shop is equipped to handle a wide variety of repairs on instruments and bows.  Our staff includes three violinmakers able to handle even the toughest instrument and bow repairs. Additionally, we have ten instrument setup specialists, two bass setup and repair specialists, and five dedicated bow repair specialists.




Dorian Barnes
Houston

Violinmaker and Director of Workshop Operations, joined our staff in 2002 after a number of years working as a violinmaker and repairer in the Indianapolis area. A graduate of the University of Indiana Violinmaking Program, he has worked for Casa del Sol and Consort International prior to joining our workshop staff.


Gabor Molnar
Pasadena

Violinmaker and Repairer, a 1983 graduate and certified instructor of the Violinmaking School associated with the Liszt Academy, in Budapest, Hungary. On staff at Lisle Violin Shop since 2003, his 32 years of experience provide exceptional knowledge and experience in the repair and restoration of fine old instruments. Recipient of European Master's Certificate in Violinmaking in 2011.  He continues to create a limited number of new instruments modeled after the instruments from the Golden Period in Cremona.


Franki Liu
Katy

Franki Liu is a professional luthier specializing in violin, viola, and cello. He joined Lisle Violin Shop in 2007 and began as an apprentice to Wen Hua Wu, a former violin maker for the Lisle Shop. Under Wen Hua's tutelage, Franki has progressed from doing basic setup work to advanced repairs and restorations. In addition to his repair work, Franki is also an active maker, having completed his first instrument in 2013. He has developed a following of professional clientele at the Lisle Katy location.


Joey Naeger
Katy

Joey Naeger is a professional bass luthier. He has a music education degree from the University of Houston, where he advanced his studies of the double bass under Dennis Whittaker. It was at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute of UNH where he began his luthier studies in 2010. Since joining Lisle Violin Shop in 2011, Joey has further developed his skills as a bass luthier. In 2016, Joey received a certificate of workmanship for one of his handmade basses at the VSA competition in Cleveland. Joey is a regular participant in the Oberlin Bass Maker's workshop where he has worked with expert bass luthiers such as David Gage, Arnold Schnitzer, Bill Lakeberg, and Robbie McIntosh.


Setup and Repair Staff


Chun Feng Zhang - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Jose Aguilar - Violin, Viola, & Cello Setup and Repair

Luis Leon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Jose Guerra - Bass Setup and Repair

Alejandro Zapata - Bass Setup and Repair


Gabriel Gomez - Cello Setup and Repair

Brandi Oviedo - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Stefan Rieck - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair


Aaron Obregon - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Justin Smith - Cello Setup and Repair

Andy McWilliams - Violin & Viola Setup and Repair

Victor Barragan - Violin Setup and Repair

Bow Repair Staff


Geo Castillo - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jorge Escalante - Bow Repair and Rehair

Gracia Banda - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jesse Niu - Bow Repair and Rehair

Sean O'Boyle - Bow Repair and Rehair

Jeremy Saldana - Bow Repair and Rehair

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