How did he end up being a luthier?
Born in South Africa in 1997, Kyle Schultz fell in love with violins when he was just a kid. The instrument fascinated him. All his childhood, he wanted to play the violin.
He started playing at a young age, and through the years, he further developed his fondness for the mechanics and history of the violin.
As a child and fascinated by playing the violin, his teacher once told him about the famous violin maker Antonio Stradivari, which awakened in him the curiosity and desire to look for the rich history of violin making in Cremona. Subsequently, this sparked a passion for wanting to learn how to make a violin, which he initially, learnt from self-study until he had the chance to undergo formal education.
This all directed him on the path of understanding the technical anatomy and design of these instruments and has given him a new medium for his art to develop from.