Worldwide Ladies in Lutherie Broadcasts 2022 Fellows

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Ladies in Lutherie, a corporation based to offer a women-led, bench-centered platform, is at present internet hosting its second Worldwide Ladies In Lutherie Fellowship. The three-month summer season mentorship program is designed to see rising abilities from around the globe construct abilities, whereas additionally creating connections and constructive relationships amongst girls in lutherie.

This 12 months, 22 girls — comprising 11 Fellows and 11 Mentors — will participate in digital group conferences for team-building actions and peer assist. Relying on pandemic-related journey laws, fellows can even journey to finish an internship with their mentor for hands-on workshop expertise.

Moreover, although most group conferences shall be held in English, some fellows are matched with multi-lingual mentors for deeper private interplay wherever doable.

Based in 2021, the overarching purpose of the fellowship is to offer extra equitable skilled growth alternatives.


The 11 fellows are:

  • Mara José Pelez Aguirre (Mexico)

  • Nina Poots (Netherlands / Scotland)

  • Johnston Surez Couch (UK / Spain)

  • Anna Jaklin (Austria)

  • Natasha Sealey-Worrell (Trinidad & Tobago)

  • Hilary Brady Morris (USA)

  • Amber Van Hessche (Belgium)

  • Federica Pinelli (Italy)

  • Getseman Years Hernández (Mexico)

  • Sara Betania Cohen Sánchez (Spain / USA)

  • Camille Perbost (France)


The 11 mentors are (paired so as of the fellows):

  • Lyn Hardy (USA)

  • Melenahe Martin (Hawaii / USA)

  • Ana Espinosa Rodriguez (Spain)

  • Paris Andrew (MB / Italy)

  • Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak (USA)

  • Mary Jane Kwan (USA)

  • Renate Fink (Germany)

  • Kathleen Thomas (Canada / Italy)

  • Ruth Obermayer (Germany / Spain)

  • Robyn Sullivan (USA)

  • Tanja Hidde (Germany)



Poots, one other fellow, is a luthier, double bassist, and artwork educator from the Netherlands, and works in her Glasgow workshop. “It’s great when girls come collectively and go data alongside to the following era, it conjures up me to additionally go alongside every thing I’m studying on this great craft,” she stated.