Luthiers de la Dyle

A contemporary violin by Les Luthiers de la Dyle, del Gesu model. £2750

I’m very proud to represent Les Luthiers de la Dyle in London. These handmade instruments are made according to a rigorous process of design, material selection and quality control in Romania and are finished off in Brussels before being set…

 

W.E. Hill & Sons Study Day

W.E. Hill & Sons Study Day

We were delighted to be principle sponsors and part of the organisation team for the British Violin Making Association’s Oxford study day celebrating the work and achievements of W.E. Hill & Sons. The study day came about as a response…

 

London’s Oldest Violin Shop

London’s Oldest Violin Shop

In the first of a series of blogs about London violin makers and their trade, Benjamin Hebbert explores a unique architectural survival from the 1680s, purpose built for a family of violin and instrument dealers, and shines a light on…

 

Buying & Commission Sales

I am constantly searching for fine instruments and bows to add to our stock. I maintain strict standards for authenticity and condition of the instruments that I deal in, and high regard for their tonal potential. However, many instruments come…

 

Giovanni Gaida

Like Vincenzo Panormo a century beforehand, Giovanni Gaida’s work has often sat uncomfortably between the Anglo-French and Italian schools of violin making, without clearly being one or the other. Whichever side of the debate about the nationality of his violins…