Charles Jean-Baptiste Collin-M�zin P�re (maker: 1841-1923)Originally from Mirecourt, Charles J.B. Collin dit Mezin established himself in Paris and became one of the leading French makers of the 19th century. Among the many players who played his instruments was Joseph Joachim. He won medals at three Paris exhibitions and generally used Amati, Guarneri or Stradivari models. He also made bows.
Mark Womack, formerly A. Cavallo's Violin Maker in Residence is one of the most beloved and admired makers in the US today. His violins are typically powerful and rich, with a full palette of colors and response. Mark has numerous awards including silver medals for tone at the Violin Society of America and the playability award in the Art of Sound 2012 competition.