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Marc Butterlin

Maker & restorer of violins & violas in Chiswick, West London

I studied violin making at Merton College in South London, under the tutelage of Keith Graves, and was awarded the EDI Level 3 Certificate in Classical Musical Instrument Technology in 2009. During that time I also did work experience in the workshops of J.P. Guivier and Florian Leonhard in London. I am passionate about stringed instruments, both their aesthetics and their sound. I learned to build violins according to the construction methods of the classical Cremonese makers and works in that tradition, trying to capture the essence of what makes those instruments so great. My work is fed by continuous research into the methods, the instruments and the craft generally. Only the best timbers, materials and handmade fittings are used on all violins and violas I make. I also served as Membership Secretary and Administrator of the British Violin Making Association between 2008 and 2013. New instruments can be tried immediately, and commissions are undertaken with musicians looking for bespoke instruments. Services include: new and antique instruments for sale (violins and violas), commission sales, repairs and restorations, sound adjustments, advice, expertise and valuations.

Contact Information

Address: 15 Alexandra Road
W4 1AX
Telephone: 07789 725812
Email: marcbutterlin@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.marcbutterlin.com