Winter Care of String Instruments

Winter Care of String Instruments

Because our climate is generally damp we forget that during hard frosts the moisture is quickly taken out of the air. The resulting dry atmosphere can cause shrinkage in wooden instruments. Given time to acclimate, instruments can withstand both...

Forster Violin

Forster Violin We are very pleased to have in our workshop this violin made in 1807 by ‘Young William Forster’ from the respected Forster instrument making family in London. Four generations of Forsters were leading figures in...

May News from Philip Brown Violins

We were delighted to welcome Geneva cellist Gerard Le Clerc back to the UK for a workshop and recital in Hungerford last month. Please visit ArtsforHungerford for photos, video and review of the event. Philip was recently guest speaker...