Pablo Alfaro graduated from the Taller de Lauderia at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico, and also attended the Advanced Program of Specialization with Gary Vessel in Utah. Pablo has received 54 awards worldwide in violin making competitions, including 18 gold medals and 18 silver medals. In 2009, he won VMAAI’s Bob Wallace Memorial Award. In 2022, Alfaro Violins, LLC was the South East USA Prestige Award winner for Instrument Repair Specialist of the Year in Georgia. Pablo is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, former member of the Board of Governors. As a member of the Violin Society of America, Pablo attends the Oberlin workshops every year as well as serving as presenter and lecturer in VSA conventions. He is past president of the Violin Making Association Arizona International and President of the Southern Violin Association. He has been a tone,varnish, and workmanship judge as well as conference speaker for VMAAI and SVA. Pablo has received tutelage from great masters such as Rene Morel, Hans Nebel, Jerry Pasewizc and Chris Germain. Mr. Alfaro has been a contributor for The Strad Magazine among other publications and journals. Currently Mr. Alfaro works in his own shop, Alfaro Violins, LLC, in Decatur, Georgia, restoring fine old instruments and creating new violins, violas and cellos.