Originally from the united states, Ian has been living in Ireland since 2007. Ian started out in the violin trade in 2010, working with violin maker Jeremie Legrand in Cork City. Ian went on to study in the Newark school of violin making in the UK from 2012 to 2015. On returning to Ireland, Ian set up his own workshop on Georges Quay in Cork City.
Ian Knepper makes violins, violas and cellos for both traditional and classical musicians alike. He has instruments currently being played in the Scottish chamber orchestra and the Irish National orchestra as well as by many professional musicians from a wide range of musical genres. Ian is also an avid fiddler of Appalachian Old Time Music.
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