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In 2010 I 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.



BBC Radio World Service - News Hour (click play button)


BBC TV news insert of a concert held at the Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site.

Click here to view a video of me making the instruments from the first shaving to the inaugural gala concerts.

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.

Quartet of Peace
Quartet of Hope
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Inaugural concert at the Thacher School

In 2023 I was commissioned by the ROME foundation in Göttingen, Germany to make the instruments for the Quartet of Hope. The quartet will be loaned out to talented students and young professionals, who in turn, will perform concerts at Hospice and for patients needing palliative care on a regular basis.

An excerpt of the concert at Kings Place, London
St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany
Performance in Paris at L'Atelier de Picasso
Manfred Eigen founder of the ROME Foundation
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