GUANGZHOU VIOLIN CONSORTIUM
Violin making has always been about passion. It started in the days of Amati, Guarneri, Stradivari and it continues to this day. This wonderful art remains a mindful and skillful blending of: tradition, natural materials, specialized tools, and hand-craftsmanship all brought together under the care and experience of a master maker. It is rare when all of these things come together in one place. The four of us have worked together for many years making some of the finest violins in the world today.
As master makers, we share the same commitment to excellence and make all of our violins in the traditional way of violin making. We are Danio Wu, Dennis Yi, Lelio Pan, and Marco Jian. We are classically trained in the art of violin making and are working together to bring world-class violins to serious players everywhere. Each instrument we make is finely hand-crafted by one of us from start to finish. Each violin bears the maker’s signature and Certificate of Authenticity.
Bench copies of famous instruments, our own interpretations, and custom-made instruments are available upon request. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We have partnered with Gatchell Violins in the Americas. We find their commitment to customer service and their passion for violins to be exceptional. They have selected a number of fine shops who you can call on whenever you are looking for world-class professional grade violins. All their partners offer risk-free in-home trials and are dedicated to helping you find your perfect violin. If you need more information or have any questions for us, please use the CONTACT link above.
Passing on the Heritage, The Untold Story of Guangzhou Violin Making
Guangzhou, the city of flowers formally known as Canton, is the capital city of the Guangdong province. It is the third largest city in China and the largest in South China. Known as a trade city on the Pearl River, it enjoys a rich and diverse cultural heritage greatly influenced by the Middle East in the 10th and 11th Centuries and Europe in the 16th Century.
Chinese violin making has been passed on since the Qing Dynasty. From the beginning of the 1920s, world-famous violinists have performed in China and inspired many music-loving youths to learn violin. Many high-level violinists have come to work in China, and the number of China’s own teachers and performers
The Guangzhou Consortium is a rising star in the world of violin making, and currently rivals the best in the world. We have participated in the American International Violin Making Competition put on by the Violin Society of America (VSA) along with other international competitions taking a number of awards and making our mark on world-class master level violin making.
We wish you much success in finding your perfect violin, and throughout your life as a passionate violin player.