The instruments that leave Julian’s hands reflect the classic traditions of 16th, 17th, and 18th century bowed instrument making in Europe. Those traditions endure in part because the work of modern violin makers continues to meet the needs and expectations of players and audiences.
For Julian, those needs first and foremost are playability and tone. He strives to give each customer an instrument that plays easily -- that allows the player to produce the sound qualities they want without expending endless energy. Julian’s contributions to meeting that goal are hand-selected and properly aged wood of the highest quality, varnishes made from traditional ingredients that give free rein to the wood’s voice, his craftsmanship, and an ability to listen to what the player is seeking in an instrument and translate it into his work.