Bishop Strings Are Proudly Supporting

Windsor International String Competition

Now in its 7th year, Sean has been heavily involved in the founding of this now prestigious and unique competition for string players. We would recommend all aspiring string players to enter! Cash prizes, Concerto and performance opportunities and a fine new bow from our collection! We have now donated 10 bows over the 7 competitions

Italian violins in London

Each year Bishop Instruments & Bows hold an exhibition of new makers from Cremona represented by the Consortium of Violin Makers 'Antonio Stradivari' and makers selected by our director. For 4 weeks in November, 2020 we will showcase 50 new makers from Cremona and other Italian centres of violin making. Come try them, take them away, buy them if you want! More news soon!

Pro Corda

Pro Corda has been around now for 50 years and has seen the start of many full time string quartets from youth. One of my children goes twice a year to chamber music weeks here and he just loves it. We have donated many instruments to this fine organisation.

Berkshire Maestros

Youth music run throughout Berkshire, Children from 3 years up to the late teens. My children are all involved!


Arpeggione are a fantastic group that run viola camps, concerts etc. As an ex-violist I love to help these guys!