THE MAKERS' FORUM
PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE
MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS
Brad Janzen was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan just north of Saskatoon. Always being interested in music and being exposed to the violin from his father's fiddle playing, he decided to attend the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City Utah. After graduating in 1994, Brad spent over 10 years working in violin shops in Montreal and Toronto doing repairs and restoration. However, making new instruments has always been his passion and now back in Saskatchewan he is making instruments from his workshop just west of Saskatoon. Brad makes his instruments in the classical Italian style but makes them in the spirit of the old masters rather then making exact copies of their work. Brad's instruments are being played by students and professionals in Canada, the United States and Peru.