Francis Morris is a 1974 graduate of the world-renowned violinmaking school in Mittenwald, Germany. Subsequently he worked with Fritz Baumgartner in Basel, Switzerland, and at the shops of Hans Weisshaar and Robert Cauer in Los Angeles. Since opening his own shop in the Berkshires in 1984, he has provided his customers with high quality instrument service in a rural setting. He has also continued his career as an instrument maker, producing violins, violas and cellos, winning an award at the 2002 competition of the Violin Society of America. Francis Morris is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, and of the Violin Society of America.