Neil Lilien has been a life long supporter of the arts, playing music since he was a child and growing up to own one of the finest names in stringed instruments. Neil worked for Guild Guitars for nearly 20 years before purchasing Meisel Stringed Instruments in 1984. The company, which had also been known as C. Meisel & Company, is one of the world’s best-known providers of violins and related products. Over the years, Neil has also been an active leader within the music products industry, supporting music advocacy groups and serving as president of the National Council of Music Importers and Exporters (NCMIE), treasurer of the American Music Conference (AMC), and a board member of NABIM (now the International Band and Orchestral Products Association).
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