Kristin Siegfried Ballenger is a Boston based Violin Maker and former Instructor at the Chicago School of Violin Making. She is a graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making as well as Illinois Wesleyan University. While still in school at CSVM she began working for Peter Seman at Seman Violins, where she continued after graduation. In 2019 she began as instructor at the Chicago School of Violin Making along side Executive Director Antoine Nédélec.
As a participant in the Oberlin Violin Makers and Restorers workshops, she continues to pursue new techniques while continually refining her craft.
Her instruments have been represented by Indianapolis Violins, McLaughlin Violins, Reed Yeboah Fine Violins, Seman Violins, Grand Rapids Violins, Carriage House Violins, and House of Note. She has also participated in exhibits by the Violin Society of America, Celebrating Women Luthiers, and the Contemporary Violin and Bow Makers Exhibition
Kristin is a Board Member of the Violin Society of America, and has served on committees for the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
This violin is available for trial and viewing in our showroom.