After a childhood in London spent making things, playing the cello and going to concerts, I studied at the Newark School of Violin Making. On completing the course in 1980, I set up my first workshop, in rural Leicestershire. From the outset, my idea was to focus on making new instruments, developing strong links with players, both locally and internationally. In 1995, I moved to a workshop in the centre of the thriving city of Manchester, which gave me a wonderful opportunity to deepen my contacts with musicians, and to work closely with them on sound, set-up and playability. I now work from a studio in the Manchester suburbs.
I have made over 280 instruments, which are in the hands of soloists, orchestral players, chamber musicians, teachers and students worldwide.
Contact Helen Michetschlager
Tel+44 1619 720839