Fine violins, hand-crafted by a master
Rodney Miller began his career in violinmaking in 1972 as an apprentice to Jacob Doriath in the small town of Oblarn, Austria. He continued his training in the U.S. as student of Karl Roy, director of the Mittenwald, Germany school of violinmaking, at the University of New Hampshire Summer Violinmaking Institute. Rodney has also trained with physicist Carleen Hutchins, a pioneer of violin acoustical theories, and he has regularly participated in the advanced violinmakers’ workshops at Oberlin College.
His instruments are acclaimed for their smooth, deeply resonant quality. Meticulously crafted, many of Rodney’s instruments exhibit the ornate inlay of the 17th century Italian Brescian style.
2011 Wyoming Violin
2009 The Denis Liddy Violin
2004 The Spyglass Violin
1993 Stradivarius style violin
Both violas are beautifully made and I certainly admire your clean work. The scrolls are also striking and good copies of the Milanese and Brescian schools. I was impressed with the freedom, power and resonance of both violas.
Principal violist of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Hollywood Film Studios.
Rodney Miller is a member of the Violin Society of America.