By appointment only

In the Workshop of Ilja Grawert Master Violin makerI decided to concentrate on my profession as a Violin Maker and spend more time in the workshop doing what I do best: manufacturing, restoring,repairing and improving the sound and playability of bowed stringed instruments— simply being a professional craftsman.

My Shop will be, by appointment only for Sales, Quotes and Repairs from the 1st of June 2011. Please call 1800 88 2468 or contact me via my form.

Beautiful Violin

One of my beautiful studio violins build here in my Brisbane workshop

One of my beautiful studio violins build here in my Brisbane workshop

Have a look at this beautiful Violin. The ¨Studio Violin¨ is a line of violins, custom build, sound improved and varnished here in my Brisbane/Woolloongabba Workshop. Its performance and beauty will exceed your expectation. Please call me  today   on PH 1800 88 2468 or visit my shop for more information or for trial playing it here in my Brisbane Violin shop at 20 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba , QLD 4102

My shop hours are usually Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2.30pm. Please do always check for updates on the hours here in my blog.

Weekly Wisdom 27

Too much Rosin?

If you are playing for 1/2 an hour every day you only need to rosin your bow once a week.

If you use too much rosin on your bow all it will do is make your instrument and strings more dirty with rosin dust, as well as create a scratchy sound and will give you a hissing noise when using the full length of the bow. How can you check if you are using too much rosin: Just flick through the bow hair with your thumb and if there is a big cloud of dust coming out so you are forced to take a step back to breathe, that is definitely too much rosin. Don´t use any for a few weeks. If there is only a very small cloud coming out, that should be right then.

So please only rosin your bow once a week if you are playing 1/2 an hour a day or if you are playing one hour a day, rosin it twice a week etc.


I will not be available for appointments this coming week(18th – 23rd of July). Please go to my contact page and send me an email so we can make an appointment for the week starting on the 25th of July 2011.