The centuries-old culture of excellence in violin making extends in an important way to the modern ethic of conservation and preservation in repair and restoration. The technical and artistic principles and practices of stringed instrument repair have developed over the past 100 years into a sophisticated process of evaluation, planning and skilled craftsmanship. As an evolving profession, stringed instrument repair combines traditional methods with modern innovations and materials. Working in New York under master violin maker Amos Hargrave in the early 1980s, I was schooled in the traditional techniques used by the European masters Simone Sacconi and Rene Morel, of the famous New York City violin shops Rembert Wurlitzer and Jacques Francais. I have refined and expanded these techniques, in association with my violin making colleagues in the United States and Europe. At Moroz Violins, we ensure that every instrument, whether for students, amateurs or professionals, receives the same meticulous attention to detail.