Alongside the modern instruments made in my studio, instruments for period performance hold an important place in my catalogue.  Made with strict attention to the construction methods which make them period-correct, these instruments are made to perform at the same professional level as my instruments for modern performance.  From renaissance ensembles to the ongoing commissions from today's rising stars, stage soloists, and conservatory directors, to the instruments in the conservatory collections themselves; the violins, violas, and cellos made in my studio are meant to be fun to play, to project well, and to have the myriad colors and rich tonal palette characteristic of their manner of construction and stylistic use.  For the already dedicated early music performer, my instruments are designed to navigate a wide range of play.  And for the modern musician seeking to share another aspect of their artistry by exploring a passion for early music, they will find an instrument that compares well in subtlety and power to the instruments they use for classical or modern repertoire.  My goal therefor has always been to make instruments that work and work well for the accomplished player and those ever exploring.  The instruments and musicians currently using my work speak to this as well as anything possibly can and of a performance scene which I think contemporary making at the highest level should aspire to meet.