Violin Society of America

First Place  for Violin Workmanship

International Competition and Exhibition 1988

Minneapolis, Mn.



1989 International Violin Making Competition

Third Place

Mittenwald, Germany



Concours Internationale de Lutherie et

d’Archeterie de la Ville de Paris

Mention Speciale du Jury  Categorie Violon  1991



Violin Society of America

Fourth Place  Violin Workmanship

International Competition and Exhibition

Portland, Or. 1986



Louis Spohr International Violin Making Competition

Seventh Place for Violin Tone Quality

Germany 1983



Violin Society of America

Certificate of Merit for Violin Workmanship

10th International Competition and Exhibition

Carlisle, PA 1992



Violin Society of America

Certificate of Merit for Viola Workmanship

10th International Competition and Exhibition

Carlisle, PA 1992



Violin Society of America

Certificate for Workmanship  Violin

International Competition and Exhibition

Salt Lake City, Ut. 1982



Westword

Best Violin Restorer

Denver, Co. 1988



Professional Affiliations:


American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers

www.afvbm.org

Now 6 years old, my violin, crafted by the master maker Rock Eggen, is a modern hybrid of the older traditions of  Maggini and the Amatis.  She is a beauty to the eyes, with a wide grained spruce top and a distinctive poplar back that reminds me of  Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”  Its tone is as sweet as it is sorrowful.  I love this violin, and hope to play it until the day I won’t be able to, but then have the privilege to go on listening to it in the hands of a violinist who can awaken its voice, too.

Jae Young Cosmos Lee

Founding Violinist, A Far Cry

Resident Artist, Radius Ensemble