About Eunju Lee
Eunju completed first her training in violin making & restoration at Merton College under excellent tutor Keith Grave. Later, she started studying at West Dean College of Art and Conservation under excellent tutor Shem Mackey for strengthening her abilities related to historic musical instrument making, particularly specializing on viola da gamba making.
During her first year at West Dean College, she has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship which proved her skills, passion and potentialities in high standard of craftsmanship.
She also trained at Royal College of Music Museum in London for acquiring skills for analysing musical instrument condition and studying historic objects in details.
In addition, she worked at Chamberlain Music shop in Haslemere, where she trained and acquired knowledge of setting and repairing violins, violas and cellos.
Whilst studying at West Dean College, she learnt many historical crafting methods - including carving, historical gilding, marquetery, blacksmithing, clock making method, wood engraving, wood block printing - to combine and apply this knowledge into historical musical instrument making.
Eunju is interested in early musical instruments making, and particularly the methods which were applied during baroque or renaissance period for making particular instruments such as viola da gamba.
She has passion and enthusiasm in early music scene, and it is her motivation to work on the reproduction of historical musical instruments.