LSF-USA is the American counterpart to Luthiers Sans Frontières, an international organization that provides repair services to musicians, orchestras, and ensembles in areas where no local services are available. Between 2010 and 2017, American LSF members have traveled to Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and Ecuador in service to musicians and orchestras, and are proud to aid the growth of music education across the world.

BELIZE – 2020

This January, Ute and I were so happy to be invited to Belize for two weeks of intensive luthier education! The wonderful thing about this particular invitation is that is came from Giselle O’Brian. My first year in Trinidad, I was sitting at a table...

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2017 has been an active one for LSF-USA. The following are some of the highlights from our year…

  • A mission trip to Trinidad was planned and executed, resulting in two weeks of volunteer work and education...

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About a year ago, LSF USA received a large packet from upscale New York auction house Tarisio. It contained a true wealth of never-used strings – very exciting news! Several sets of small-size strings made their way to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, last month...

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Hock Tools has featured us in their latest newsletter! Click here to read about our project in Belize.

We are proud to announce that Ute Zahn and Anna Huthmaker were invited to the 2014 Violin Society of America Conference to present a seminar on LSF-USA!! A wonderful time was had by all, and the mission of LSF-USA was shared with many. For a transcript of the lecture, click here.

During the 2013/2014 holidays, LSF Board members Ute Zahn and Anna Huthmaker traveled to Trinidad to do some more work with the Caribbean Network Arts & Education Foundation (CANOAE) program. Both the trip to Trinidad and the string program are sponsored by First Citizens Bank. For more details, click here.

In March of 2013, LSF members Anna Huthmaker and Ute Zahn traveled to Trinidad to work with the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Academy for the Performing Arts. For more details, click here.

LSF-USA is proud to announce that we are now a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

Bel Son Productions is proud to release "Kenbe La-Hold On", a documentary about the work of musicians and teachers in Haiti, before and after the earthquake. LSF has long been an important part of these programs and we are so excited to see this documentary. For more information, or to schedule a screeing in your area, visit Bel Son Productions.

In October of 2011, LSF members Ute Zahn, Jesse Berndt and Martin Nitsche traveled to Jamaica on a service trip. For more details, click here.

In May of 2011, LSF member Anna Huthmaker traveled to Santiago, Cuba on a mission to repair bows for the Santiago Symphony. For more details, click here.