Stringers London

Stringers London opened in 2007 and over the past decade has grown to become one of London's leading violin dealers.

99 Lisson Grove, London, NW1 6UP   |   020 7224 9099   |


Ian Byrne Brito

General Manager

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Ian has developed a successful international performing career and has won several prestigious awards and scholarships. Ian joined Stringers as a Violin & Viola Specialist in 2013 He was appointed Manager at Stringers London in 2015.


Cecily McMahon

Sales Manager

Cecily graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has toured internationally as an orchestral player and worked as a string teacher in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. Cecily joined Stringers as Violin & Viola Specialist in 2011. She was appointed Manager at Stringers London in 2015.

Ester Garcia Adame

Violin & Viola Specialist / Workshop Co-Ordinator

Ester studied violin and musicology at the RCSM in Madrid, after which she developed her career as a violin teacher. She joined Stringers within the violin and viola department in 2015. She was appointed Workshop Co-Ordinator in 2017.


Marisol Hillier

Violin & Viola Specialist

Marisol graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Music. She has toured with the KCLSO and in school she studied violin and viola with the Carducci quartet. Marisol joined the violin & viola department at Stringers London in 2017.


Alina Hiltunen

Violin & Viola Specialist

Alina graduated as a Violin Teacher from the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Finland, after studying a vocational qualification in orchestral playing at the Joensuu Conservatoire. She completed her Masters in Violin Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Alina joined Stringers in January 2018.


Céline Lepicard

Cello Specialist

After her music studies in Paris, Céline gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Cello Performance at Royal Holloway. Since then, Céline has worked on orchestral and popular music projects in London and Paris, and taught the cello. Céline joined Stringers Cello Department  in September 2018.


Oliver Briggs

Front of house

Oliver began his career in music retail, working at his father's general music shop in London. He subsequently went on to focus in stringed instruments. He has worked in violin shops worldwide, most notably in Brisbane, Australia at Simply for Strings. Oliver started working at Stringers London in 2019.


The Workshop


John Sydenham


John won ‘Young Engineer for Great Britain’ in 1979, and later gained a degree in mechanical engineering. He went on to study as a Luthier in London and the USA, subsequently working at Hamilton Caswell Violins in Bristol. John joined the workshop of Stringers London in 2017.


Antoni Ruschil


Antoni studied at the Newark School of Violin Making. As an apprentice he worked at the workshops of Roger Hargrave, Stepan Soultanian and the Vettori family. He has also worked with Dextra Musica, the Fondazione Stradivari and Museo Civico. Antoni joined the workshop of Stringers London in 2017. 


Piotr Kulcenty


Piotr graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland, with a Masters degree in instrument making in 2014. He then worked for four years in Rome and in Switzerland for Atelier Claude Lebet as a violin maker and restorer. Piotr joined the workshop of Stringers London in February 2018.


Juliane Schanzenbach

Senior Bow Restorer

Juliane studied at the bow making school in Cremona, after which she worked alongside Emilio Slaviero making and restoring bows. Juliane subsequently taught at the Cremona bow making school from 1996-2009. She was appointed Senior Bow Restorer at Stringers London in 2010.


Florian Bailly

Bow Restorer

On graduating from the Newark School of Violin Making, Florian Bailly started his bow making career as the apprentice of Noel Burke. Florian has developed his own style and successful model. Florian joined the workshop of Stringers London in 2017.