Violinist Jacob von der Lippe, Self-employed, Oslo. Works as a violin builder, from February 2002 full time. Concentrates my work on building new instruments in the violin family.
May 2006 – December 2012
Dextra Musica AS, (Sparebankstiftelsen DnBNOR), Oslo (part-time) Maintained and inspected the collection of 50 string instruments.
September 2005 – December 2005
Work stay with violin builder David Wiebe, Woodstock, USA Exchanged experiences and ideas, while building a cello. Received a scholarship from the Norway-America association.
May 2009 – June 2010
Coordinator for Ole Bull Jubilee at the Permanenten Kunstmuseum in Bergen (part time) Planning and implementation of a large-scale instrument exhibition where we collected 12 violins by Guarneri del Gesú in addition to 12 selected instruments from Dextra Musica’s own collection. I also organized a workshop at the museum where 7 violin makers together built a violin together.
June 2003, June 2004, June 2005 and June 2007
International Violin Builder Workshop, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA Worked with colleagues from around the world to share knowledge, new technology and ancient tradition.
August 2000 – February 2002
Hornaas Musikk A / S, Oslo. Worked as a violin builder, part time. Made major repairs and set up / rigged school instruments.
January 2000 – June 2000
Perfected me on my own in Cremona, in close contact with and under the follow-up of Edgar Russ, see below.
January 1999 – December 1999
Carlson, Cacciatori & Neumann Violin Workshop, Cremona. Employed as a full-time violin builder, worked under the direction of violin maker master Silvio Levaggi. Mainly new construction of instruments in the violin family.
September 1998 – December 1998
Carlson, Cacciatori & Neumann Violin Workshop, Cremona. Apprentice, full time. Built a violin for the final exam.
September 1996 – June 1997
Violinmaker Edgar Russ, Cremona. Apprentice, part-time. Worked with both the master’s and own instruments. Also involved the manufacture of own oil paint based on old recipes.
August 1997, August 1996 and September 1994
Hornaas Musikk A / S, Oslo. Summer job, full time. Made minor repairs and set up / rigged school instruments.