We all know how small Singapore is, so just how many violin stores are there in here? Let’s find out.
We find that there are some small violin shops with a main focus on teaching and less on instruments. But in this article we’ll focus on those which offers a slightly more extensive list of instruments for purchase. We’ll also give you shops that have roots in Singapore but ships worldwide as well. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, so do leave a comment if we missed some out.
Established in 1988, they deal extensively with violins, violas, cellos, and doubles basses and have built partnerships with instrument makers from China and Europe. They also house Chinese and European luthiers that provide customized repair and restoration services. They offer free delivery for online purchases above $100 (within Singapore only).
Under the directorship of an England-trained luthier, this shop sells a wide range of instruments, from student-grade beginners’ violins to higher-end handmade violins made using European material and under European tradition.
Offers a variety of instruments across many quality grades – including investment-grade and Stradivari strings models. They also sell silent-type violins, violas, and cellos.
Address: #02-23 Sultan Plaza, 100 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199001
Tel: +65 9813 7769
Founded in 1983, this shop manufactures and sells (wholesale and retail) different musical instruments including stringed instruments, orchestra instruments, violin, classical guitars, flamenco guitars & musical accessories.
Started by Danish violin maker, Per S. Ovesen, in 2004, this store is mainly focused on the production of hand-crafted instruments. Also in its gallery is a small selection of quality old and antique instruments and bows, ranging in price from the very affordable to investment grade.
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Also tracing its roots back in 2004, this gallery specializes in the sale of quality antique European violins, violas and cellos by renowned luthiers. In addition, they also sell a wide range of violins meant for budding students to music professionals.
Address: One Commonwealth1 Commonwealth Lane#08-28, Singapore 149544
Tel: +65 6238 8750
Fax: +65 6659 4132
This store is comprised of violin makers, restorers, and dealers of stringed instruments. It was founded by a Hungarian-born luthier who in a recent move has redirected his store’s focus to making custom-made instruments.
Address: 261 Waterloo St, Singapore 180261
Tel: +65 6337 7192
Ok. This is us. We started out as a single violin workshop in 2005 with Lewis (aka JP) and his wife Rita, and slowly grew into a wholesale distributor in US, Europe and Japan, and then went on to sell through our international shop, so we're quite different from the rest of the shops here, but we do have roots in Singapore. We now have distribution points in Shanghai, Beijing, London, New York, and Singapore of course.
Latest update for Singapore 2016 Feb : Currently in Jurong West, we are now building a brand new shop in Serangoon slated to be ready in December 2016. It's a new concept venue with a recording studio, a sound stage for chamber musicians, a Mozart cafe and an experimental art gallery on the 4th floor. We hope it'll be a cool place to meet musicians we've met over the years.
We are running a “Buy a Violin, Give a Violin” program which provides buyers the option to ship their old instrument to another person within their city, all expenses paid. This is an international free program.
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