Tim Arnold


Tim Arnold grew up in a musical family in Harvard, MA, and began the violin at age five with his grandfather's violin and his sister as his teacher. Selected at a young age for the Longy School Young Artist Program with Roman Totenberg, the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Youth Ensemble, Tim studied in his formative years with Virginia Gene Rittenhouse of Thayer Conservatory, and Leo Panasevich of the Boston Symphony. In college Tim played with the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra and the Bach Society, and later with the String Beings Quartet and as a sub for the Reno Philharmonic. More recently Tim played with the critically-acclaimed Eggrock String Quartet, the Concord Orchestra, the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, and has been concert master of the Savoyard Light Opera Company, the Harvard Messiah Sing, the Sounds of Stow, and the Sudbury Savoyards. Most summers Tim joins Kent Music, Chamber Music Conference of the East, Wyoda, Winterhaven, Kneisel Hall, and Orford chamber music festivals. In addition to playing music, Tim studied violin repair and restoration with Paul Wiessmeyer at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute, tended his small farm in Harvard, hikes and skis in the White Mountains, runs a small software company, and spends time with his family.


Dimitar Krastev

Store Manager

Dimitar Krastev has a master's degree in violin, chamber music, and teaching from the National Music Academy in Bulgaria. He was in the first violin section of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, and participated in many different recording projects and tours in various European countries.

During all this time, he also worked as a luthier, repairing violins and other string instruments . Before moving to Massachusetts, he studied violin repair with Paul Wiessmeyer at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute.

Nowadays, among other things, Dimitar takes care of the string instruments at the Bridges & Bows shop, working with precision to ensure swift and high-quality repair services.