Chicago School of Violin Making
Originally from St. Wenceslas Québec, Andrée Simard is currently studying at the Chicago School of Violin Making under the tutelage of Antoine Nédélec. In addition to pursuing her passion for this noble craft, Andrée carves time in her schedule to play viola with the Niagara Symphony and teach viola at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ontario.
Yifei Lin is from Qingdao China, and is currently studying at the Chicago School of Violin Making. She was inspired to study violin making while caring for her own cello, which she has played since childhood. Yifei continues to play while at school and is currently working on her third instrument. She has engaged in an In-depth study of classical Cremonese style and is looking forward to trying new models.