Lisus Violins Brian Lisus is a violin maker born in South Africa who started the first violin making School in South Africa. He is currently teaching in Ojai, California, US, and owns a violin making shop there.
Lisus uses mainly 16th-century instrument-making methods and materials. He makes his own varnish from walnut oil, Strasbourg turpentine mixed with plant resins such as mastic, and sandarac. He is known as the Maker of "The Quartet of Peace", which honors the 4 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from South Africa: Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Albert Luthuli and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The instruments have been played at charity events that support music education for children in South Africa. He named the two violins, viola, and cello Freedom, Peace, Reconciliation and Hope.
The Morning Light Never Passes Us By Every now and then a book comes along that is so beautiful in language and imagery that you find yourself slowing down over words and sentences to savor the rhythm and tone that runs across the page. Such is the case with The Morning Light never passes us by.
Brian Lisus is a first time author, but he is certainly not a first time artist. He decided to write this incredible novel after hearing an audio book and immediately visualizing his own story set against the beautiful classical music that his instruments create. You see, Brian is a violin maker. And he takes his journey into his craft and weaves it within a story about a man on his journey into his life.