"World authority on fine violins"

“World-renowned violin dealer”

“The world’s leading expert”

Buying an Instrument

With a constantly expanding stock of carefully selected instruments, from high quality German, French and English instruments to the finest examples of Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù, Florian Leonhard Fine Violins offers an extensive range of violins, violas and cellos at every level. With Florian’s expert eye, we ensure that each instrument is genuine, and take the time to match the musician with their perfect instrument. We handle some of the world’s most prestigious violin sales and our client list includes many current and future international music stars.

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Restoration & Repairs

Our team of specialist restorers apply techniques finessed over centuries to preserve and restore instruments in the most conservative manner.

Authentication, Certification & Valuation

Often referred to as ‘the Sherlock Holmes of violin authentication,’ Florian Leonhard offers bespoke authentication and valuation services that are recognised worldwide by all major institutions.

New Making

Crafted with knowledge and expertise, honed over 30 years of intense study, our meticulous bench copies are now used by some of the best players in the world.

Highlights from our London Collection

These are some of the fine, carefully selected instruments currently in our collection.

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A Violin by Tomaso Balestrieri

Mantua, c1760

This highly characteristic violin by the great Mantuan maker is a ‘powerhouse’ example...

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A Violin by Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa

Treviso, c1760

A strong follower of the Brothers Amati, Dalla Costa is a great name amongst the makers of...

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A Violin by Gennaro Gagliano

Naples, c.1740

An unusually fine, bold example of one of the most important South Italian makers. Its arc...

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A Violin by Carlo Giuseppe Oddone

Turin, 1929

A delightfully typical and clean example of this important early twentieth century makers ...

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A Violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi

Milan, 1759

This violin displays a rich orange varnish with fine craquelure, elegant arching; the mode...

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases new album


Recorded on the 1610 Amati cello we were delighted to permanently reunite with Sheku in 2016, we would like to congratulate Sheku on the release of his brand-new album. Elgar.

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Q&A with the Florian Leonhard Fine Violins Team


If you're interested in violin making, expertise and restoration and would like a true insight into our world, read our blog for expert answers from our recent social media Q&A session.

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Nancy Zhou plays launch party to celebrate our new premises in New York


Florian Leonhard Fine Violins has moved into new premises in New York which will include a new workshop. Violinist Nancy Zhou gave an inspiring and mesmerising performance at a launch party to celebrate the move.

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