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Jonathan Peter Larkman Violins

For instruments inspired by the great Italian makers.

Having received a diploma in making and restoration from Merton College, I was offered a position in the workshop of J P Guivier, the oldest established violin dealer in London. Over a period of twelve years I have repaired and restored many fine instruments and have benefitted from working alongside the company’s experienced craftsmen. In 2010 I was offered the position of Luthier in Residence at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich. As well as working on the college’s instruments, the workshop is also open to clients not affiliated with Trinity, and I welcome professional and amateur players alike. My instruments are inspired by the great Italian makers and I am grateful for the generosity of dealers, auction houses and players for giving me the opportunity to analyse these masterpieces at close hand. I try to have a few examples of my work to show clients and I am happy to take on commissioned work, be it a specific model or a bench copy of your favourite instrument.

Contact Information

Address: Trinity College of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich,
SE10 9JF
Telephone: +44 (0)7584 096 484
Email: jon.larkman@gmail.com