We have a large selection of fine antique and rare instrument in stock which can be viewed at our store.
Scott Cao Violins is one of the best resources for strings instruments in the world. Over the past 15 years, players of all skill levels have relied on their family of instruments for their special needs. From soloists, professional players to students as well as collectors have all adored and loved their stringed instruments. […]
After three years of intensive development, mezzo-forte is proud to present the first fully carbon violin available on the worldwide market at an affordable price. The Violin, designed and produced by us using state-of-the-art technology produces a quality of sound easily comparable to that of a wooden instrument whilst […]
The Mill Point Quartet is a string quartet based in Perth, Western Australia.
Is classical music dying? With pop artists and the charts continuing to dominate preference for young audiences, the idea of classical music is seen as an aged one and its importance is becoming lost in today’s society. Balls to that!
Perth has […]
On the wall behind Tom Chvojka hangs a row of violins. In front of him, tools sit in neat rows on a desk and he cradles part of a violin in his hands. Close inspection reveals it is from Vienna, Austria. The date it was made – 1779 – may explain why it has […]
Not only are Toby and Ben Lea the only Australians in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, they are the only twins to have played with the famous ensemble in its 170-year history.
The Adelaide-born brothers – Toby on viola and Ben on violin – joined the orchestra within a year of one another in […]
“Jay Haide instruments are unbelievably good, and perform better than many other instruments at several times their price.” Peter Tanfield (Head of Strings, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
“These hand made instruments are by far the best in their price range.” John Reid (Leader of the English Hyden Orchestra)
Australian Violins […]
We recommend changing strings every six months. Over time, strings lose their brilliance and edge and become dull and unresponsive. Most musicians don’t realize how the sound of their strings change over time because the change is so gradual. When changing strings, remove only one at a time with all the […]
Beluga, Maserati, Dom Perignon and Stradivarius: an old piece of timber, glue and cat gut sits high on any list as an enduring emblem of the finer things in life. For violinist Satu Vanska being able to play and look after this rare Stradivarius, valued at $1.79 million, is a dream come […]
We all want the best value we can get for our hard-earned money especially in our current economy. While shopping for value is usually a good thing, cheap is often just cheap. Because of our demand for lower and lower prices, we are awash in low grade products of all kinds made to sell for […]
A fine stringed instrument is designed to last for hundreds of years. There are a number of fine violins, violas and cellos that were made in the early 1600’s that are still in daily use by professional musicians. At the same time, some instruments and bows have a relatively short life span because of carelessness […]