As an award winning contemporary violinmaker, I have made over 200 instruments that have served their owners well in the New York Philharmonic, Boston and other symphony orchestras, too many to list. They have been used for auditions and in performance at conservatories, such as Julliard, NEC, and in rock bands, and the Jack Quartet. A viola of mine is in the permanent collection of the Eastman School of Music.

An owner of one of my instruments can expect to have it serve them well for decades. The value of each one has risen steadily over the past 35 years.

2014 and 2015 mark significant milestones in my work and in my personal life. In honor of these events, I am launching “Theme and Variations”, a series of violas each reflecting the influence of a different master craftsman from the first golden period of violinmaking, the 1700’s. The last 20 years, and next 20 (?) years being the second golden period for my craft.

This limited edition group of instruments is and will continue to be, available on a first come basis. Trial periods are available under most domestic circumstances.

The “Theme and Variation” violas share my unique ergonomically designed set-up parameters. Ease of playability combined with outstanding range of tonal colors will make each of them unique and desirable. Is it time for an upgrade? Is it time to let viola playing being easier and more fun? I would love to be a part of your future, and have you become a part of mine.

Best wishes,
Marilyn Wallin
Past President, Violin Society of America
Past Governor, American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers