Ifshin Violins
Featured Instrument

We are pleased to offer this electric cello designed by Ned Steinberger of NS Design. This CR4 series cello is available for a limited time only! Read more about this distinctive instrument in our Article on NS Design

"Ifshin Violins" Poster by David Lance Goines

We are very excited to offer the "Ifshin Violins" poster, an original David Goines, while supplies last.

Elmar Oliveira, Featured Artist

One of the preeminent violinists of our time, Elmar Oliveira is the only American violinist to be awarded the gold medal at the International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition as well as the first and only violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. He has appeared as soloist on five continents with most of the world's major orchestras. Elmar Oliveira plays on one of our premium Jay Haide l'Ancienne violins.

Click here to listen to him performing 'Meditation' from 'Thais' by Massenet on his Jay Haide violin, with Robert Koenig on piano.

Elmar Oliveira, Featured Artist
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Bow rehairs at Ifshin Violins

Announcement: There will be no bow rehairs April 27th- May 22nd, 2017. You may call us at (510) 843-5466 or email info to schedule an appointment. Please read this article for more information on our bow rehair policies.

Summer Music Programs, 2017

Here is our annual list of some of the amazing summer camps and programs available in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California! Check out the websites of such perennial favorites as Cazadero, Crowden, Valley of the Moon, and many many more!

There's a summer music program out there for all of you; young or young at heart.

Guide To Choosing and Using Strings for Violins, Violas and Cellos

stringsMany musicians and students are amazed and sometimes bewildered by the large number of strings available for the violin, viola, cello and bass. We are offering this information to answer some of the basic questions about choosing strings...Each different type of string has its own special characteristics, which can change the sound of your instrument. These characteristics can make subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes in the quality, playability, volume and responsiveness of the instrument...

Teacher Reference Guide

List of San Francisco Bay Area violin, viola and cello teachers offering private lessons in a variety of styles.

Please contact the teachers directly for information on studio location, rates and policies.

(photo by Sophia Wilson)

Rare & Fine Instruments
Jay Haide Instruments

Alasdair Fraser, world renowned Scottish fiddler, shows his new Jay Haide à l'ancienne violin.