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Christopher Clarke
Works at self-employed, France
Attended University of Edinburgh
Lived in Edinburgh
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Introduction
I was born in Northumberland on St. Valentine's day, 1947. This may not be a coincidence.  My father, an artist who's still painting furiously at 98, and also my mother, were both deeply fond of music.  I could never sing in tune (or dance) but have gladly spent most of my life in the service of music.  At school, my physics master told me I was tone-deaf but probably I was just hearing too much. I was bottom of the class at woodwork, too.  Blame it on the tools...
Bragging rights
Being appointed Maître d'Art by the French Minister of Culture in 2006
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
    Psychology, 1965 - 1969
  • Ampleforth College
    1960 - 1964
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
I restore and make copies of old pianos, clavichords &c
Employment
  • self-employed, France
    1978 - present
  • Edinburgh University (Russell Collection)
    assistant curator, 1971 - 1974
  • Adlam Burnett, Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent
    restorer and instrument-maker, 1974 - 1978
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Previously
Edinburgh - Sunderland - Goudhurst - Paris - Véron (Yonne) - Cluny (Saône et Loire) - Donzy le National (Saône et Loire)