Based in Belfast, Derek has been making violins for over 20 years. While honing his skills he attended many international violin making courses where he met and was encouraged by internationally known makers including Wilf Saunders, Patrick Jowett, Rowan Armour-Brown and Juliet Barker.
Derek has also assisted John Topham in his pioneering dendrochronological research, this research enabled Derek to examine many famous violins including the "Charles IX" violin of Andrea Amati and the "Messiah" violin of Antonio Stradivari.
For more information on Derek's work visit the Derek Mccormick website.
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