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About Julian Batey Violins

Julian served his apprenticeship with Barry Oliver in Washington, beginning in 1980.

Barry is a graduate of the Cremona School of Violinmaking, and a pupil of Francesco Bissolotti, Pietro Sgarabotto and Gio. Batta Morassi.

After working with Rafael Carrabba in Seattle, Julian returned to work with his father Brian, an internationally renowned expert & dealer, in North Shropshire.

On Brian’s retirement, Julian moved his business of repairing, restoring & making instruments to Shrewsbury.
Situated near the centre of  Shrewsbury, with parking outside the shop, or long-stay car parks close by. Within easy walking distance of railway and bus stations.