Creating contemporary classics based upon early Cremonese Masterpieces.





“After playing on loaned violins for many years – first a beloved Vuillaume, and then a fine Rogeri – I came to Christopher Germain in need of a permanent instrument going forward. I described my ideal violin to him, unsure if such an instrument was even possible, and was astounded when mere months later I held it in my hands. His violin has all the best characteristics of my previous instruments, without their limitations, and an ineffable, distinctive tonal quality which has opened up an entirely new world of interpretative possibilities. Mr. Germain is truly a craftsman of the highest order.”

Margaret Dziekonski

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“In my opinion, Christopher Germain is one of the most gifted violin makers today.  His instruments are superior as to appearance, tone, construction and projection.  The elements of excellent training and experience, extraordinary talent and choice of materials all contribute to the production of quality instruments.  He has been particularly successful in regard to his violas and I am happy to recommend him as a maker of high integrity.”

Frank Bellino, former principle violist LaScala Opera Orchestra, Milan, Italy


I recently had the pleasure of trying one of Christopher Germain’s cellos.  The instrument has a remarkably deep and complex sound, and it is also extremely responsive.  I would enthusiastically recommend his work to anyone seriously looking to find a top quality modern instrument.”

Alisa Weilerstein, renowned soloist


The Craftsman, short film by Daniel Bowen Showing the process Christopher Germain making an instrument.