Andrew Dipper is a renowned luthier and an expert in the restoration and conservation of historic musical instruments. Since 1967 he has worked on the restoration of musical instruments created by some of the greatest makers of past times, including Stradivari, Amati, Tielka, Testore, Tieffenbrucker, Louvet, Cousineau, Barak Norman, Henry Jay and others. His restored instruments can be found in many private collections and public museums. Andrew ran a workshop for musical instrument restoration in Cremona where he learned from and was influenced by Francesco Bisolotti, Gio Battista Morassi and Giovanni Lucchi. Dipper’s restoration work on musical instruments enabled him to examine the making and design techniques of the great musical instrument makers of past times. He is fluent in Italian and French which has allowed him access to many rare manuscripts and books on music and musical instruments that he has used to uncover the working practices of the great violin makers of the past and how their construction techniques influenced the sound of their instruments. Andrew is a master violin and bow maker and a member of the Entente Internationale des Maîtres Luthiers et Archetiers d’Art.