Timothy Batchelar was trained by William Luff and Pat Naismith in the Department of Music Technology at the old London College of Furniture. In his second year he won the Violin Making Prize. In his final year (1976) he was awarded the prestigious W.E.Hill & Sons Prize.
After working for other violin dealers he established his own firm in 1978. He was Visiting Lecturer in Violin Restoration at the London College of Furniture from 1982 to 1987, some of his pupils going on to become successful luthiers themselves, including David Rattray of the Royal Academy. His repair and restoration skills have saved many instruments from oblivion and their owners from despair. We pride ourselves on dealing in violin family instruments from the youngest players of 1/16th size to professional musicians.
In 2001 Timothy Batchelar was awarded a Ph.D. for research into the musical instrument industry, and in 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology for his contribtution to the industry.
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