Meet Our Team

As well as a long standing reputation for integrity we offer professional expertise, high end skills and a passion for our subject.

With more than 30 years of experience between us every customer is in good hands.

Philip Brown fixing Violins in Newbury

Philip Brown

Proprietor and Bow Maker

A member of BVMA (British Violin Makers Association) and VSA (Violin Society of America) Philip has over 30 years experience in the industry.  He is responsible for instrument sales, valuations and repair advice. Philip also makes and repairs instruments and is our in house, expert bow re-hairer.

Meet the team at Philip Brown

Kathrin Hügel

Violin Maker & Restorer

BVMA Member, Kathrin graduated from Germany’s highly reputable School of Violin Making in Mittenwald in 2012. Before joining Philip Brown Violins she worked in France for three years and since starting with the company has benefitted from work experience in various workshops in Germany, New York and Canada. Kathrin’s continuous professional development is maintained by attending regular courses at West Dean College.

As well as an excellent level of customer care, Kathrin is responsible for our cello, violin and viola repairs & restorations. She is also supported in working on her own violins.


Mandy Page


Mandy is our experienced administrator, responsible for all the day to day operations of the business and offers an excellent level of customer care.

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Dana Brown

Strategic Planning

Dana works with Philip to consistently review our strategic vision. She provides HR support and is responsible for managing the cashflow of the business.

Please get in Touch

If you want to find out more about the Violins we have in store, or any of our other services and workshop get in touch with the team on 01635 35465 or alternatively fill out our contact form.