Armand Aromin is a violin maker and musician based in Providence, Rhode Island. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and is a 2013 graduate of the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA where he earned his diploma in Violin Making & Repair. Under the tutelage of master violin maker Roman Barnas, Armand built six violins and one viola, each one crafted in the style of the classic Italian instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries. He has participated in workshops led by Hans Nebel at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA; and is a two-time recipient of the Kaplan-Goodkind Scholarship Fund from the Violin Society of America.
Picking up the fiddle and tin whistle in his mid-teens, Armand learned much of his music from renowned Irish musicians and tunesmiths Jimmy Devine and Patrick Hutchinson, both of whom helped to foster an interest in the lyrical and colorful styles of older musicians such as Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford, Bobby Casey, Lucy Farr, Johnny Doherty, and Tommy Reck. In addition to being the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil Champion for Senior Fiddle, Armand was also a finalist at the Séan Ó Riada Gold Medal Fiddle Competition held in Cork, Ireland in 2011. He has taught fiddle and tin whistle for the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann in Boston and also teaches privately in and around Rhode Island. He can often be seen performing locally and around New England with his duo, The Vox Hunters, or with his Boston-based Irish group, The Ivy Leaf.