Peg Joanne Baumgartel received her initial training in the Los Angeles workshop of Paul Siefried, with whom she worked from November 1986 through June 1993. After leaving the employ of Mr. Siefried she established her own bow shop in L.A.. Remaining active as a bow maker and restorer, Ms. Baumgartel moved her workshop to Washington state in 2000.
Ms. Baumgartel has been awarded Certificates of Merit in international bow making competitions from both the Violin Society of America and Concours de Paris. She augments her skills through participation in the Oberlin Bow Making Workshops and as a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers attends lectures and presentations by the worlds foremost bow experts. She continues to familiarize herself with the most current information on historical bows and the latest methods of repair and restoration.
Her technical illustrations are included in "Discovering Bows for The Double Bass". She has written articles for "The Strad" and "Strings" magazines, and is a contributor to "The Conservation, Restoration and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows".
Ms. Baumgartel actively makes bows and restores fine old bows for professional musicians, conservatory students, collectors, avid adult players, select dealers and major violin shops in the United States, Canada and Europe.
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