John Au, violin maker, Lancashire

John Au, violin maker

I am a violin maker, amateur violinist and a member of the British Violin Making Association. I have had a life-long obsession with the violin and its heavenly sound. I started making my first violin 20 years ago at the Cambridge Violin Makers workshop. When I retired from heart surgery I attended the Chapel Violins workshop at Newark to learn the craft at a higher level. In the run up to the finals of the BBC Young Musicians 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason played a cello made at Chapel Violins. My passion is to make beautiful sounding, aesthetically desirable and affordable violins that aspire to the performance of expensive old instruments.

You can see and play my instruments by appointment at my workshop in Singleton, Lancashire   

tel 01253 895063

or at the workshop of William Szott in Manchester 

tel 07702 190 488


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