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Brian Roche

I was born in New Ross Co.Wexford in 1966.
I have a mechanical engineering back round and worked in the
processing and  development of polymeric products.

My musical fascination with the violin began in
Ennis   Co.Clare,
where i was taught to play the fiddle by 
Siobhan Peoples  and the
Frank Custy from Toonagh.

I happened upon the
violin world by good fortune and it has
 changed my life immeasurably for the better.

A desire to know and learn more about the fiddle & violin , led me
on a passionate journey of discovery.

From the tentative step of taking
Traditional Irish fiddle classes
 in my native Ireland, I have studied in the Internationally renowned
European Violin Making school, in 
Cremona in Italy, the centre of classical violin making.
 I also studied Violin Making in England at The Newark School of Violin Making ,the power house of 21st Century violin making and repair,
where I received my  Diploma in Violin Making and Repair.


Brian Roche

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