Robert is a brilliant Edinburgh-based luthier who trained at the Newark School of Violin Making. He then worked for Michael Byrd and John Dilworth, as well as in the workshop of J.P. Guivier, before setting up his own workshop in Edinburgh in 2017. Here’s how he describes his work:
‘I spend most of my time on the repair and restoration of fine old instruments. Although I find this immensely satisfying there is something very special about the opportunity to make a new violin, viola or cello.
Each new instrument gives me the chance to explore the beauty of the violin form and work with musicians to create an instrument that delivers in terms of tone and playability.’
Example of Robert's work:
Robert Furze Violin