Ifshin Violins
Featured Instrument

We are please to offer this fine violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, made in Naples in 1897. Postiglione has been considered one of the greatest Italian makers of the period. This particular violin is a classic example of his work. Read more about this maker and this instrument in our Article on Postiglione

New Product

We are very excited to offer the CelloGard, a new product designed to protect your cello

Visit the CelloGard website to see more information, pictures and a product demo video!

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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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)

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...

Past Event: Telegraph Quartet Concert at Ifshin Violins





Telegraph Quartet Concert

Wednesday, June 6th, 8PM, in the recital hall at
Ifshin Violins: 6420 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Premiere of Icarus in Flight by celebrated composer Richard Festinger in collaboration with The ClimateMusic Project.  

Greater Bay Area Youth Symphonies

We've compiled a list of the youth orchestras that we know of in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. If you know there is a youth orchestra/youth chamber group we've missed, let us know! This is a public resource; we have no guarantee of accuracy, nor do we have any particular affiliation.

Rare & Fine Instruments
Jay Haide Instruments

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