Programme Leader - Musical Instruments
Shem Mackey is a founder member of the British Violin Making Association (BVMA) and founder editor of its newsletter. His research into instrument construction has been published in The Strad, Early Music and various publications of the BVMA and Viola da Gamba Society. Shem is a specialist in early bowed instruments, Viola da Gamba and instruments with sympathetic strings. He has a Higher Diploma from the London College of Furniture and a MA in Musical Instrument Making from the London Metropolitan University. He is a recipient of the prestigious QEST Award for Excellence 2014 for his outstanding research.
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