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Tatsuo Imaishi

Head of Workshop

Raised in Hiroshima, Japan, Tatsuo Imaishi has worked in the Rare Violins of New York workshop since 2002. His approach to instruments as a restorer is cultivated by his appreciation for the great violin makers, their craft and the music their instruments inspire. Tatsuo studied violin throughout his youth, but his eagerness to understand the violin’s physical aspects ultimately eclipsed his desire to play. Tatsuo attended Boston’s North Bennett Street School, where he completed his training as a violin maker and restorer. As a restorer at Rare Violins of New York, Tatsuo has seen and worked on some of the very greatest violins, violas and cellos known today.