Elizabeth LaPorte is a violin maker and restorer. She has previously held positions as a restorer with Rare Violins of New York, and most recently as the head of the workshop at Tarisio in New York City. She is a graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making. Elizabeth draws on her experience with fine instruments and accomplished musicians to produce classically inspired instruments that meet the needs of modern players. She is enthusiastic about the myriad disciplines that contribute to instrument making and performance and continues her exploration of the object of the violin as a locus for examining physical and cultural phenomena.