Marilyn Wallin is one of the key figures in American violin making. After receiving a degree in viola performance, she studied violin making with Tschu Ho Lee at the Chicago School of Violin Making, graduating in 1985. Since then she has had a very successful career, wining numerous awards at international competitions. She has also been the president of the Violin Society of America. This viola has an exceptionally fine tone. It is very easy to play, very responsive with that full, even, robust viola tone that so many violists are looking for.