Violins have been an important part of my work since the beginning. I now work with a number of different models: patterns derived from Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, which I value for their power and depth of sound; GB Guadagnini which have a real solo character; Peter Guarneri of Venice which are both bright and powerful; Paolo Maggini which have a sparkling E and a darker G, and Carlo Bergonzi, which are warm and rich with a powerful edge. Recently I have been commissioned to make violins based on an early Guarneri del Gesu model which is slightly less than full size - perfect for their owners who have small hands but who were keen to maintain the power and richness of a standard violin.

Whatever model I use, I aim to make violins which are responsive, with character and personality from new, developing further as the instrument is played. I choose the materials carefully for optimal sound qualities and appearance.

My violins have been bought by orchestral players, chamber music players, students and teachers, and by the collections of the Royal College of Music and the Benslow Loan Scheme.

I also make small size violins for children, available for sale or to hire.  For more information, click on this link

For more pictures of my violins, visit the photo gallery page.                

“I feel incredibly lucky to have finally not only found an instrument I love, but to have been part of a very special and personal journey. Thank you...

I am enjoying playing with a reignited enthusiasm. The violin is already opening up and has both a sweetness and a depth which is beautiful.” Freelance violinist, Suffolk

“I played my violin at my final recital a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time in a long time that I had really enjoyed performing. I'm sure that a lot of that was down to my new violin.”  Final year violin student, King’s College, London

I am getting to know the violin better and better and have enjoyed playing [on trial] with WNO.  I also performed Bruch’s 3rd violin concerto with a local orchestra and had a great reaction from the audience, orchestra and conductor.” Young professional violinist