Exceptional Baroque Viola, & Cello Bows by Walter Barbiero available to try at MyLuthier London. Walter's bows are played by high-profile soloists such as Danilo Rossi, Giuliano Carmignola, Viktoria Mullova, Mario Brunello, Isabelle Faust, Uto Ughi, Gilles Apap, Giovanni Angeleri, Sigurd Imsen, Renaud Capuçon, Gabriele Ragghianti, Alfredo Zamarra and many others.
We travel the world in order to hand-pick the finest bows we can find. We particularly focus on contemporary Italian bow makers as Italy is still the world's hub in violin making. Everything we have chosen and brought back to our showroom is selected based on sound, playability and craftsmanship. This means that all of our bows are rigorously tested and approached from a musician’s perspective.
Without a doubt, contemporary bows are one of the best options for today’s musicians.
We are very proud to partner with one of the most famous living baroque bow maker to bring you a exceptional selection of bows:
Absolutely, we even encourage it!
Every violin we have for sale is available for trial at our beautiful central London showroom. Based in the vibrant Fidelio Café on Clerkenwell Road, you'll find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for trying our exceptional contemporary instrument collection.
High-quality contemporary baroque & bows offer many benefits over antiques.
They are in perfect condition, so there is no need for restoration work. They are also easier to maintain, cheaper to insure and more reliable across different climates and storage conditions.
Additionally, there are many benefits to having a relationship with a living maker - from lifetime maintenance to guaranteed authenticity. This is important, as it ensures the quality of the instrument and protects your investment.
Many musicians are choosing to play on new bows these days and support today's violin bow-making. Not only for their comparatively lower cost but also for the opportunity to acquire a beautiful piece of history! For this reason, new instruments from the best living bow makers are increasingly well-known throughout the world.
Played on by young soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players, it’s this versatility that is making them universally liked among musicians and collectors.
When buying a bow, it is important to remember that you are buying more than just an instrument. You are buying a piece of violin making history that can appreciate in value over time.
We at MyLuthier are so confident in the quality of our instruments that we offer a lifetime authenticity guarantee on all new violin, viola and cello bows. So if you ever have any problems with your bow, simply contact us and we will take care of it for you.
We want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your purchase!
If you don't live in London, that's not a problem at all! You will always be welcome to our showroom but we also offer video appointments where we tell you more about our instruments and even demonstrate them on video so you can gain insight in their playability and sound.Book an appointment
MyLuthier is the UK's leading Dealer of high-quality contemporary violins, violas, cellos and bows.
Started by Violinist Ariel Lang and Cellist Pedro Silva while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Our mission is to provide musicians with exceptional musical instruments and bows at a fair price.
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