Terry Borman is an instrument maker based in the United States who has been building stringed instruments for over 35 years. His formal training involved apprenticeships in Europe for seven years and graduation from the VMSA. In 1986, he established his own shop and has made instruments for many of today’s most celebrated musicians. He is strongly committed to helping the violin family of instruments transition to meet the acoustical needs of 21st Century musicians, composers, and audiences.
Dedicated to cultivating inter-disciplinary collaboration in his research, he specializes in densitometric analysis of the woods used by the classic Cremonese makers, modal analysis of new and classical instruments, and the development of methods to further understand and interpret the acoustical properties of the violin.
He has published articles in the Public Library of Science, Violin Society of America Papers, and The Strad.