Christopher Ulbricht is a graduate of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, UT where he also worked at Peter Prier and Sons in the repair shop.
Chris is a founding partner of Indianapolis Violins, a full-service violin shop in Indianapolis, where in addition to his own making he manages the repair workshop and rental fleet. He enjoys participating in educational and outreach activities, including collaborating with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Indiana History Center and Indiana State Museum to create exhibits related to violin making. He has taught long- and short-term apprenticeships focusing on various topics, from varnish application and set-up to instrument building from the ground up.
In his making, Christopher finds inspiration in the works of the Italian masters. He has also designed his own personal models for violin, viola, and cello. He hand makes his oil varnish and enjoys collaborating with other makers. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Violin Society of America and pursues the state of the art yearly at the Oberlin violin making workshop.