KORINTHIA KLEINKorinthia is a violin maker, writer, musician, and mother of three living in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. Originally from Michigan, she has a BA degree in music from The Ohio State University with distinction in Music Cognition. She has performed with the York Symphony Orchestra in York, PA and the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Harrisburg, PA. Currently she plays viola with Milwaukee's Festival City Symphony and mandola with the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. She has been on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 1996. Korinthia completed a four year apprenticeship at the New World School of Violin Making in 2000, and worked for several years doing repairs and rehairs at Classical Strings before opening her own shop in 2008. You can follow her adventures in parenting and violin making on her blog.
Korinthia is the co-owner and operator of Korinthian Violins. She builds violins and violas, does instrument repairs and bow rehairs, and can solve your Rubik's cube if you haven't rearranged the stickers.
ROBYN SULLIVANRobyn is a violin maker, musician, and the mother of one. She started playing Suzuki violin at the age of 7 and later switched to viola which to this day remains her string instrument of choice. She has a BA in music from Skidmore College and also attended and graduated from the Chicago School of Violin Making. She has worked in a variety of shops (Frederick Oster Fine Violins, Classical Strings, Korinthian Violins) and studied with well known violin makers (Geoffrey Ovington, Tchu Ho Lee).
Robyn helps customers and does repairs part time here at Korinthian Violins
CAROL KRACOCarol is a photographer and mother of three. Her work is sold in a variety of forms including cards, posters, and pieces produced on canvas. Subject matter ranges from architecture and the natural world to artistic renderings of instruments here in the store. Her work is on display in the teaching studio at Korinthian Violins and available for sale. Contact her through Kraco Photography if you are interested in hiring her for your event, wedding, or need a family or group photo.
Carol manages the rental program at Korinthian Violins.
TRAVIS LEANNATravis began studying the violin when he was 10 years old, and has been part of the Milwaukee music scene for many years. In high school he was a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and studied at the String Academy of Wisconsin. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the University of Illinois and later returned to Milwaukee to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, receiving a Masters of Music in String Pedagogy. He has taught privately for nearly seven years and has studios in the North Shore as well as Bay View. In 2014, he and his wife cofounded Milwaukee Strings Studios, LLC.
Travis helps part-time with rental and sales customers at Korinthian Violins.
IAN WEISSERIan is co-owner of Korinthian Violins, and handles many back office tasks. He is also the Linux computer guru that keeps this website running, and the often-at-home father of three.