Arie Bernard Werbrouck is a Flagstaff, Arizona based string instrument maker, specializing in fine violins, violas, and cellos. Born in Belgium, he moved to the United States in 1989.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Werbrouck attended New England Conservatory, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in music performance. He later graduated from the North Bennett Street School of Violin Making in Boston, under the instruction of Roman Barnas.
Mr. Werbrouck has worked under such prestigious violin makers as Ray Melanson and Feng Jiang, in addition to serving as assistant instructor to Francis Morris at the University of New Hampshire Violin Summer Program. Former luthier positions include Johnson Strings in Boston, MA and Shar Violin Shop in Ann Arbor, MI.
Arie Werbrouck’s Del Gesu model violin won a Silver Medal for Violin Workmanship at the 2018 Violin Society of America’s International Violin Making Competition held in Cleveland, OH. There were 295 violin entries submitted for the 23rd biennial competition.