Newly-Crafted Instruments Resonate Well

The Hubert Schwyzer Quartet, a unique ensemble of instruments commissioned by Westmont, is taking shape under the hands of master violin maker James Wimmer at his workshop in Santa Barbara. Named for a former UC Santa Barbara philosophy professor and cellist, the quartet will be used by Westmont faculty and students during the school year and loaned to the Music Academy of the West in the summer months...

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More information about violin maker James Wimmer at his Web site.

To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact the Arts Coordinator at ssquire@westmont.edu or (805) 565-6889.

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James Wimmer in his studio
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Schwyzer Quartet

 

 

Two violins and viola from the Schwyzer Quartet
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Shaping the body of a violin
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James Wimmer

 

 

 

 

James Wimmer in his studio with the Schwyzer Quartet
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James Wimmer

 

 

Checking the neck of the cello
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James Wimmer

 

 

 

 

James Wimmer at his work bench with the Schwyzer Quartet
(c) Brad Elliott