Hello, we are Audrey and Ivan Albini, the Luthiers and owners of Orchid Instruments. We started our business officially in January of 2019. It was a big year for us, we also got married, bought a house, and rescued another dog and a cat.
Music has always been a large part of our lives. Ivan is a classically trained violinist, fiddler and can play anything with strings. He has worked for both Piccolo's music and Weber. He works on the instruments, and does consultations.
Audrey has dabbled with playing the violin, piano, and guitar and is now learning the cello. Dancing has always been her relationship with music, contra dancing, swing dancing, and waltzing. Audrey handles the back end of the business and all of the bow work.
We actually met at a contra dance at the NW Folklife Festival in Seattle. We are very excited to use our love of music and craftsmanship to bring your instruments and bows back into playing order.