Having graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012 where he studied with Professor Dona Lee Croft and with the Hungarian pedagogue Béla Katona, Tim has enjoyed performing with some of the UK's best ensembles, including the London Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Tim's experience as a player convinced him of the need for a musicians' violin dealer, one committed to providing great-sounding instruments through fair and transparent means.
Tim's passion has always been fine string instruments and their bows; following graduation he was able to dedicate his time to honing his expertise. Having worked part time for various leading musical instrument auction houses (including Bromptons, Ingles and Hayday and Amberviolins), Tim and his wife Helen set up Tim Wright Fine Violins in 2015. The business purpose is to use Tim’s expertise to help string players of all backgrounds to find instruments which allow them to sound their best, whilst giving them the guarantee that their investment is secure.
Tim is the co-director of Rose Wright Geigen, buying agents for fine string instruments, and is also a trustee of Ponte Cultura, a charity dedicated to widening access to classical music. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Helen and their two small boys.
Originally from the Highlands, Helen also graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012. She went on to qualify as a secondary Music teacher through the challenging Teach First programme. Helen became Head of Music at Walworth Academy in London before moving to Edinburgh to take up a post at St George’s School for Girls.
Having left teaching to focus on our business, Helen now manages our website and social media, as well being a co-director of the company. She really enjoys getting to know new clients and working with them to help them find their perfect instrument.
Guillaume Sabatier is the Workshop Manager at Wright Violins. Guillaume trained at the Mirecourt School of Violin Making before setting up his own workshop in Liège and we are delighted that he has moved to Scotland to join us here in Edinburgh.
In addition to his exceptional craftsmanship, Guillaume is a talented violinist and cellist. This is particularly helpful during tonal adjustments as he is brilliant at understanding exactly what is needed.