Jonathan Hill is a maker of fine Stringed Musical Instruments, both modern and historical, and is Associate Tutor of the FdA in Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments at West Dean College in Sussex, U.K.
A percussionist from an early age, Jonathan studied Music and played in various groups and ensembles before turning his focus towards instrument making. He completed three years training at West Dean College on the Musical Instrument Making programme and graduated with Distinction. He then served various internships before working as Violin Maker for Roger Hansell Violins in North Yorkshire. Following on from this he has worked in Austria where he spent some time in the workshop of craftsman and musician Nupi Jenner in Vienna, and later with Renate Fink, Viol and Violin maker, in Germany.
Jonathan now directs his energy into research & making, and his reputation amongst professional musicians and colleagues for making first-rate instruments is steadily growing.