Jacoby & Ulbricht


Christopher Jacoby studied at the VMSA in Salt Lake City, and worked at Peter Prier and Sons under Big P and J. Stanley Hooper until 2010. He left the Violin Maker in Residence job at A. Cavallo Violins in Omaha last year to focus on his own making full time. He lives and works in Southeast Nebraska, in an Italianate workshop under an apple tree.


Christopher Ulbricht is a graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, UT. He worked at Peter Prier and Sons in the repair shop from 2001-2003.  After graduation in 2003, he and Theodore Skreko opened Indianapolis Violins, a full service violin shop specializing in new making, located in downtown Indianapolis. In his making, Christopher finds inspiration in the works of the Italian masters. He has also designed his own personal models of violin, viola, and cello. He hand makes his oil varnish and enjoys collaborating with other makers. Chris actively participates in the Violin Society of America and pursues the state of the art, yearly, at the Oberlin violin making workshop.