Brian Lisus Violins
Traditionally hand crafted violins, violas & cellos for over thirty years.
Brian Lisus graduated from the Newark school of violin making in 1979. Being in the same class as some of today's leading authorities on string instruments (Roger Hargrave, John Dilworth, Julie Reed Yeboah, Joseph Thrift and Anne Houssay) the atmosphere was one of intense passion for the wonders of violin making. He has been making string instruments professionally ever since then having sold them all over the world. Countries include England, USA, Canada, Chile, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Namibia and South Africa. Several leading players play his instruments including David Juritz - Leader of the London Mozart Players, Karen Gaertner - Principal Viola of the Cape Town Orchestra before its closure and Peta Ann Richardson - Principal Cellist in the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa. Recently Brian made the instruments for the Quartet of Peace that is using the beauty of string quartet music to promote worldwide the ideals of peace, reconciliation, freedom and hope represented by South Africa’s four Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The Quartet has played in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany; London, Kings Place and in L'Atelier de Picasso, Paris France. The Quartet of Peace and the making of the instruments was featured in The Strad of December, 2010. Funds raised from Quartet of Peace concerts are donated to charities that support the upliftment of children in impoverished areas of Africa through the medium of music programs. Brian has produced a DVD which documents the making of the quartet instruments from the first shaving to the inaugural gala concerts. The DVD also features his two cats, Jessica and Jasmine who keep a watchful eye on proceedings! The DVD is available from his web site. It can be viewed online or purchased in PAL or NTSC format.
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