Bow Rehairing service - every Tuesday

We are pleased to announce that from immediate effect, Bishops Instruments & Bows can offer a first class bow rehairing service at the Hinde St. shop. Jutta Walcher, an award-winning bowmaker with 20 years experience (including 10 years at the RAM) will be coming to the shop on Tuesdays as of 16th April 2013 to carry out rehairs.


Jutta Walcher bow restoration

After my training with Matthew Coltman, I established my own business in London in 1994, making bows to commission and restoring bows.

In 1997 I relocated to Oxford. It was then that I was asked to join the firm of Morris & Smith, a vibrant new firm in Waterloo. I worked there on a freelance basis for two years until the partners closed the shop to join forces with J&A Beare and Sons in London.

In 1998, I entered a bow into the Manchester International Competition for cellos and cello bows, winning the bronze medal. That year I was also selected to have a bow featured in the B.V.M.A’s book ‘The British Violin’.

In 1999, I was appointed – on a freelance basis – to look after the bows of the students, the professors and the collection at the Royal Academy Of Music, members of all the major British orchestras.

In January 2007 I was featured in The Strad Magazine.

I continue to make and restore bows for a broad range of musicians from students to soloists. Clients include Colin Carr, Andrew Manze and…


Discuss your requirements

Contact Jutta on 07814 542313. Bow rehairs: £75 (£65 for full-time music students). Double bass bows £85/£75.