2019 October 4 & 5
Classical Music + Tech + Art = A 3D Printed 6-String Violin Experience

Violinist Sean Riley needed a 6-string (instead of 4) electric violin in order to perform The Dharma at Big Sur by American Composer John Adams, but he could not afford one so what did he do? He 3D printed one in collaboration with engineer Daniel Goodwin and sculptor Rebecca Milton at UT Austin.

Come experience the ingenuity of classical music united with 3D printing technology and visual art in extraordinary venues including Utah Museum of Fine Art’s G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall and Bountiful Davis Arts Center. Dr. Sean Riley will perform commissions and arrangements for the 3D printed 6-string electric violin along with Bartók, Sarasate, and Medtner in collaboration with concert pianist Farshad Zadeh.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Adults $15 | Youth/Students $10
Ticket includes Utah Museum of Fine Arts gallery access before the concert!

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All 3D Violin Experience Events:

  • October 4th @ 3PM: Workshop at Bountiful Davis Arts Center for curious minds! [Free]
  • October 5th @ 11AM: Masterclass at University of Utah School of Music Preparatory Division for young violinists and pianists [Free]
  • October 5th @ 3PM: Concert at Utah Museum of Fine Arts [Adults $15 | Youth/Students $10]

Thank you to WESTAF, Utah Division of Arts & Museums OnStage in Utah, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Bountiful Davis Arts Center, and Snow Country Limousine for making this guest artist residency experience possible!