Described by the Financial Times as the ‘world-leading authority on fine violins’, Florian Leonhard Fine Violins holds an unrivalled reputation for making, restoring, sourcing and authenticating fine instruments.
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.
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.
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.
Fine Restoration & Repair
Our restoration practices are of the highest quality, precision and craftsmanship. The restorers in our workshop are able to restore instruments down to the smallest detail, in the precise style of any given maker.
Owned by the likes of Maestro Leonidas Kavakos, Professor Tomotada Soh, and rising star Fedor Rudin, our meticulous bench-copy violins stand confidently alongside the instruments of the Old Italian masters, both aesthetically and in their sound capabilities. They have widespread respect from players and experts alike.
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.
Steven Isserlis masterclass & concert with Kanneh-Mason trio and others
It was a pleasure to host a superb masterclass with world-class cellist, Steven Isserlis, earlier this week. During the masterclass, Steven worked with the Kanneh-Mason Trio and the Bukolika piano trio.