British Luthier David Milward on Breaking Boundaries
February 14, 2022
After spending his childhood and young adulthood working with wood, a craftsman is ready for a challenge. When he sees an unvarnished instrument hanging in the window of the Welsh School of Violin Making, his course is set.
The viola really does express that passion of the human voice. (David, 24:21)
David Milward trained at the Welsh School of Violin Making. His work in restoration workshops allowed him to gain valuable insights into both instrument restoration and the work of important makers of the past. He continued to make instruments during this time and was soon asked to develop a viola model, leading to a career during which he has focused on the traditional viola form to suit the needs of today’s players. David’s instruments can be found in several of the world’s major orchestras and in the hands of many working musicians.