A violin by Gonzalo Bayolo, Santiago de Compostela 2018

Based in Santiago de Compostela, Gonzalo Bayolo brings together respect for tradition and an innovative spirit into the instrument making process. Led by a deep knowledge of the science and history of his trade, he imbues his creations with dynamism and an original interpretation, granting them a unique character. He also works widely as a restorer, holding a “Hans Weishaar” certificate.

He also regularly enters the most prestigious and internationally influential competitions, like “Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari di Cremona” (Cremona, Italy), “Internationaler Geingenbauwettbewerb de Mittenwald” (Mittenwald, Germany), “International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Making Competition” (Poznan, Poland), “VSA International Competition” (United States) or “Concours Etienne Vatelot” (París, France).

“Gonzalo has been very successful in international violinmaking competitions; looking at his violin it is easy to understand why. Fantastic workmanship combined with a red varnish and a huge tone!” Sean Bishop- Director

Price range: £12000 - £25000

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