Masterclass with violist Máté Szücs

Principal violist Berlin Philharmonic Sunday 8th October. 13.30 - 15.30pm Venue: Bishop instruments & bows, 2 Hinde Street, London W1U 2AZ Young violists from Junior Royal Academy of Music, Junior Royal College of Music, Jun...

New Italian violas and bows in London

Over the last 12 years of having a central London shop, I have done a number of exhibitions with the Italian makers of Cremona, known as “Consorzio Stradivari”. Within this group are around 75 makers living and working in and around the birthplac...

Arthur Edward Smith – The career of the Englishman who became Australia’s foremost 20th-century violin maker

Arthur Edward Smith in his workshop around 1954. Photo courtesy of the Australian National Library

Viola bow madness!

“Viola bow madness! We now have over 100 viola bows for sale in the shop including 40 Antique bows (Sartory, Maire, Fetique etc etc) 40 new bows (Bigot, Leahy, Burke, Sadka, etc) and 20 Student bows (Fine bows from Brasil) £500-£50 000!

New Brochure 2016/17 now available to download

New Brochure 2016/17 now available to download

2 Viola bows by Eugene Sartory!

Sartory (1871-1946) is today regarded as the finest bow maker of the 20th Century. His vast output shows an extremely high standard of workmanship that rarely wavered. His bows just work. Every orchestra or ensemble throughout the world will have som...