Endorsements

“The tone of the violins was rich, full of character, consistent throughout the range of the instruments and powerful…impeccable workmanship, beauty and artistry displayed in each of his instruments.”

  • Edmond Agopian
    Professor of Violin, University of Calgary

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“The tonal warmth and projection of Sandvoss’ instruments is very striking indeed. I have performed on his violins, and have performed chamber music with his violas and one of his cellos, to great acclaim. I recommend them without reservation.”

  • John Lowry
    Associate Concertmaster, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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“Fine violas with a warm and sonorous sound.”

  • Gerald Stanick
    Professor Emeritus of Viola, University of British Columbia
    Professor of Violin and Viola, Vancouver Academy of Music

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“I love the powerful richness and warmth of the Sandvoss viola. This is what a viola should sound like! I highly recommend the Sandvoss viola to my students and colleagues.”

  • Daniel Scholz
    Principal Viola, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

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“A great sounding instrument for great value. Easy to play with a quick response and a lovely even tone throughout.”

  • David Harding
    Professor of Viola, University of British Columbia

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“An original and exquisite luthier…not only do his instruments sound glorious, they are absolutely beautiful to look at.”

  • Shauna Rolston
    Professor of Cello, University of Toronto

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“Chris Sandvoss is a great string instrument maker. I have heard and played many of his instruments and have been impressed by the rich, warm, and beautiful tone. I now own a 15 ¾’ viola which I love. Small violas often carry the stigma of having a small sound, but I don’t worry about this at all with this viola. When I play solos in groups I always feel that the sound carries beautifully. Chris, being a violist himself, understands the innate challenges of the viola and he finds very creative and helpful solutions, helping to eliminate problems so many violists face. For people looking for a modern instrument I highly recommend that they try Chris’s instruments.”

Reginald Quiring                                                                                               Former Principal Violist, Vancouver Opera Orchestra